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TMJ Specialist Sydney

At Designer Smiles, we are a TMJ dentist in Sydney, and can assist you with any health concerns relating to TMJ. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that connects your lower jaw to your skill. Appearing on either side of your head, the joint allows for easy jaw movements, enabling you to eat and speak freely.

In certain cases, some people may develop health concerns in relation to the TMJ. TMJ disorders that cause pain or restriction of jaw movement are referred to as TMD or TJFD. If left untreated, they can cause further health problems such as fatigue or depression and will require the help of a TMD dentist.

Common Causes of TMD

Common Causes of TMD

The temporomandibular joint, referred to as TMJ, is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. This joint is found on both sides of your face and sits just in front of your ears. The function of this joint is to allow your jaw to open and close.

This is a very important part of the jaw as it is used in speech and for chewing. TMJ is often used in reference to the group of health problems relating to the jaw. You may also see the abbreviation TMD or TMJD. These abbreviations are used in reference to the temporomandibular joint itself, rather than other TMJ disorders.

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What causes TMJ disorder?

Invisalign Clear Braces SydneyDiscomfort from TMJ disorder can lead to tenderness in the joint, facial pain and difficulty moving your mouth and jaw. It is a very serious issue and is one that can be treated by our dentists here at Designer Smiles. TMJ disorder can occur in a number of different ways and often without any major incident. However, the most common cause is trauma to the jaw. If you have experienced an injury to the mouth, see one of our dentists if you are experiencing pain.

Known causes for TMJ disorder:

  • Arthritis
  • Wearing away of the joint
  • Grinding and clenching of the jaw and teeth
  • Structural jaw complications from birth

Other causes for TMJ disorder:

  • Improper use of orthodontic braces
  • Poor posture that leads to neck and face pain
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Poor sleep

No matter what the reason behind your TMJ disorder is, you can approach Designer Smiles to seek help. Our prosthodontist Dr Sarkis Nalbandian is a TMD specialist in Sydney, providing expert TMJ services to his patients for many years. Dr Nalbandian will help you through the process of diagnosing the cause of your TMD and finding a solution to help ease the pain and discomfort.

A TMD Specialist Will Help You Diagnose the Problem

ultra-thin-porcelain-veneers-new-smileTMJ disorder is a difficult issue to diagnose because there is no certain way of diagnosing the disorder. Our dentists have experience working with numerous patients suffering from TMJ disorder.

Our TMJ specialist will examine your jaw to check for any swelling or tenderness. To better understand the condition of your jaw, you may have to undergo X-rays, CT scans, and MRI. X-rays and CT scans make it easy for our TMJ dentist specialist to see the bones and joint tissues, whereas an MRI can report problems with the jaw’s structure

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorder can be conducted in as little as two visits but typically will take longer. The overall treatment time for TMJ disorder is varied depending on the patient and the complexity of the case.

TMJ Disorder Treatments

Treating TMJ disorders is not difficult. You will have to visit the clinic a few times and follow an easy home-care management program for treating your TMD. At times, simple self-care practices at home can also relieve the problem.

Our TMJ specialist dentist Sydney may suggest you eat soft food, minimise jaw movements, apply ice in case of swelling, reduce stress, and do jaw-stretching exercises. If your problem is severe, he may prescribe short-term medications to relieve pain, swelling or relax the jaw muscle. If our TMJ expert feels you require physiotherapy or a mouth plate, you may be suggested the same.

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian believes in educating his patients on managing their condition. Making some simple lifestyle changes can reduce pain and discomfort to a great extent. If the problem is ignored initially, it may worsen and become difficult to treat. By offering simple home maintenance regiments, our TMJ specialist Sydney aims at making every patient their own doctor.
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Your Trustworthy Jaw Pain Specialist in Sydney

If you have moderate pain in your jaw, you might not need medical treatment or jaw surgery. That’s because it usually improves once the issue clears up. However, do you have more severe issues like heartburn, indigestion, shortness of breath, dizziness, sudden cold sweats, etc.? Then you need to seek an emergency TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) or jaw specialist in Sydney.

At Designer Smiles, there will be a 100% pain-free experience for every individual suffering from severe jaw pain. Generally, you will have jaw discomfort when there is an issue with the TMJ misalignment. We have a skilled team of specialist for jaw pain that suggests you non-invasive and surgical treatments for TMJ disorder.

The ultimate goal of our jaw pain specialist is to resolve the issues related to TMJ disorders as they affect the joint that connects your skull and jaw. Slowly, you will observe that all the symptoms related to TMJ disorder are reducing. With this, your jaw pain will also be decreased. Therefore, instead of searching for a jaw specialist near me on search engines, straightway contact our jaw pain experts in Sydney.

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian believes in educating his patients on managing their condition. Making some simple lifestyle changes can reduce pain and discomfort to a great extent. If the problem is ignored initially, it may worsen and become difficult to treat. By offering simple home maintenance regiments, our TMJ specialist Sydney aims at making every patient their own doctor.

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FAQs

The temporomandibular joint disorder occurs when you have combined jaw joint and facial muscle dysfunction. Also, patients dealing with stress, anxiety or other health conditions can experience a TMJ disorder issue. Therefore, TMJ can be a medical or dental problem as well as a combination of both. We help you understand what is causing the disorder before planning for treatment.

TMJ without treatment is not a risky disorder. But if it is not treated well, then its symptoms like pain behind the eyes, jaw locking etc., can negatively disturb your quality of life over time. However, the most widely reported factors that cause TMJ is chronic jaw pain. At Designer Smiles, our TMJ specialist in Sydney will help you treat your TMJ disorder in the best way.

TMJ disorder not only causes the problem to your jaw joint but also affects your entire body. Most importantly, it can affect your brain and prevents you from focusing on other essential tasks. The main reason behind this is TMJ, i.e., the temporomandibular joint connects your jaw directly to the skull. Using the best treatment methods, we have you resolve all issues related to TMJ disorder.

The best way to cure TMJ disorder is to use moist heat, applying ice, having soft food, over-the-counter medicines, jaw exercises, relaxing facial muscles, and much more. We have the best TMJ specialist in Sydney to suggest reliable medications for treating TMJ permanently or quickly. All our dental solutions are 100% tired and tested, causing no side effects.

Book with Our TMJ Specialist Today

Want the best TMJ specialist in Sydney to treat your disorder? Get in touch with Designer Smiles and seek consultation from Dr Sarkis Nalbandian and his team. Call us on (02) 8074 1722 or fill in the form below to fix an appointment or discuss your concerns.

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