Jaw clicking, grinding and pain related to them are common complaints that are very complex.
There is no need to worry if you have experienced similar symptoms, there is cure for your problems that can ease or even stop pain.
The cause of jaw ache can arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.
How can jaw joints wear off?
- the chewing surfaces of the teeth do not meet properly and keep the jaw joints in an incorrect position
- due to a mising tooth the joints experience inharmonious pressure because of the imbalanced chewing
- grinding during the day and night time keeps the joints in constant tension
- clenching of the teeth during the day and night time are common stress related habits that put a lot of pressure on teeth as well as on the jaw joints
We normally use our jaw joints 10-15 000 times a day, sometimes even more than we use our knee joints. If we are stressed and put extra pressure on our jaws, this amount raises causing harm to the joints. Once the joints are damaged we can experience pain that gets worse over time.
How can pain be eased?
The problem can be cured if you notice the symptoms in time and have them professionally treated. The jaw joints can be placed back into their normal, comfortable and healthy position where they can regenerate.
At our clinic we use the successful therapeutic splint developed by Prof. Lawrence F. Andrews. The splint places the joints into rest position, stops pain, grinding and abrasion/breakage of the teeth.
Having the joints placed into a new position can be strange initially but you will easily get used to it as this is the healthy position that your system requires. We make sure that your teeth meet the right way and satisfy all the aesthetic and functional requirements.
Following the repositioning the state of the jaws can be maintained by following the advices and suggestions of our dentists and dental hygienists.
We are looking forward to see you at our clinic!
Ask for the help of our orthodontic specialists and dental hygienists in questions related to jaw joint problems (clicking, locking or ache). The experienced, prepared, caring and always kind members of our team are always happy to help you with the best of their competence, care and attention.
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