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TMJ Treatment at Wellness Dental Bronte

Did you know that the majority of the population will experience teeth grinding at one point or another in their life? While it’s common, it doesn’t have to be a part of your daily (or nightly) life.

At Wellness Dental Bronte, we’re proud to offer several different services for non-invasive TMJ treatment.

Why Teeth Grinding Occurs

Jaw pain in young adult womanTeeth grinding has many causes, though it’s often associated with stress and tension, medical conditions, or a result of medication. Not sure if you grind your teeth? Some of the telltale signs of grinding, also known as bruxism, include but aren’t limited to:

  • Headaches in the morning
  • Jaw fatiguing over the day
  • Tightness in jaw
  • Neck tension
  • Pain radiating through jaw up to ear
  • Chipping or flattening of teeth edges
  • Noticed teeth shortening
  • Cracked teeth

Thankfully, we have solutions.

TMJ Treatment at Wellness Dental Bronte

After we evaluate your specific needs, we may recommend one of the following options to move forward and overcome teeth grinding.

Airway assessment – Often bruxism or teeth grinding in both adults and children can be due to an obstruction in the airway – sometimes sleep studies are required – don’t ignore the snore!

Dental night guards – Wearing a thin mouthguard or splint while sleeping protects the teeth and reduces the damage to teeth from grinding, also helps prevent long-term jaw joint changes (TMJ changes). This can also prevent teeth from chipping/cracking or fracturing further.

TMJ injectables – Muscle relaxant injections (or therapeutic dental injections) in the jaw muscles can help relieve pain and tension particularly in people that tend to grind or clench their teeth during the day. Results vary from person to person, and the amount and frequency required depends on your individual circumstance. Most patients who go this route notice pain relief from triggered jaw muscles, and a reduction in the number of tooth grinding/clenching events and their intensity.

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When you choose us for your care, we’ll make it our goal to reduce the damage done to your teeth, jaw and gums as well as help decrease the discomfort in your jaw and teeth.

We’re happy to offer on the spot direct rebates via HICAPs health fund insurance and accept all health funds. Alternatively, payment plans with the National Dental Plan and Humm are available.

If you’re ready to take control of your oral health, contact us today for a visit–we look forward to welcoming you into our care.

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


TMJ Treatment Bronte, Clovelly, Bondi NSW | (02) 9131 4112