To reduce the amount of wear and injury to the joint

To promote the healing process

m Apply warm, moist heat to both joints for 30 minutes.
m Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine as recommended to reduce the inflammation.
m If the problem is that your teeth are not aligned properly or if grinding teeth at night is the problem, you may be referred to an orthodontist to correct the problem.
m Surgery is the last option, and is rarely performed. It is only done in extremely painful cases or when there is severe damage to the joints.

m Chew food evenly on both sides of the mouth
m Avoid chewing gum
m Eat soft foods- avoid hard, crunchy or sticky foods
m Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth
m Practice good posture – hold your head up with your neck and shoulders in good alignment.

To reduce the amount of wear and injury to the joint

What are bite splints?

m Chew food evenly on both sides of the mouth
m Avoid chewing gum
m Eat soft foods- avoid hard, crunchy or sticky foods
m Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth
m Practice good posture – hold your head up with your neck and shoulders in good alignment.

Other words for splints are “mouth guard,” “bite plate,” “bite appliance,” “mouthpiece,” “orthotic,” “nightguard,” and/or “occlusal appliance.”

Splints are made of plastic, and can be hard or soft. They can cover all of the teeth, or a select few teeth, and can be worn on the bottom or top teeth depending on what the particular splint is for.

What are bite splints?

TMJ Dysfunction can have a variety of causes and is believed to result when the chewing muscles and jaw joints do not work together correctly. The most common causes of TMJ are stress, improper bite and overuse of the joint.

If your TMJ is mild and is detected early, the first treatments may be lifestyle and dietary changes. If your bite is significantly contributing to your symptoms a provisional bite splint may alleviate your symptoms and also make you feel comfortable.

What are bite splints?

TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint. It is the joint that attaches your lower jaw to the temporal bones in your skull. The TMJ serves as a hinge for the jaw and moves together every time you use your mouth.

Any disruption or damage to these joints could lead to a medical and dental problem known as TMJ Dysfunction or TMD.

This is a chronic illness that affects millions of people world-wide.

TMJ Dysfunction can have a variety of causes and is believed to result when the chewing muscles and jaw joints do not work together correctly. The most common causes of TMJ are stress, improper bite and overuse of the joint.

If your TMJ is mild and is detected early, the first treatments may be lifestyle and dietary changes. If your bite is significantly contributing to your symptoms a provisional bite splint may alleviate your symptoms and also make you feel comfortable.

Other words for splints are “mouth guard,” “bite plate,” “bite appliance,” “mouthpiece,” “orthotic,” “nightguard,” and/or “occlusal appliance.”

Splints are made of plastic, and can be hard or soft. They can cover all of the teeth, or a select few teeth, and can be worn on the bottom or top teeth depending on what the particular splint is for.

To reduce the amount of wear and injury to the joint

Other words for splints are “mouth guard,” “bite plate,” “bite appliance,” “mouthpiece,” “orthotic,” “nightguard,” and/or “occlusal appliance.”

Splints are made of plastic, and can be hard or soft. They can cover all of the teeth, or a select few teeth, and can be worn on the bottom or top teeth depending on what the particular splint is for.

m Chew food evenly on both sides of the mouth
m Avoid chewing gum
m Eat soft foods- avoid hard, crunchy or sticky foods
m Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth
m Practice good posture – hold your head up with your neck and shoulders in good alignment.

To promote the healing process

m Apply warm, moist heat to both joints for 30 minutes.
m Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine as recommended to reduce the inflammation.
m If the problem is that your teeth are not aligned properly or if grinding teeth at night is the problem, you may be referred to an orthodontist to correct the problem.
m Surgery is the last option, and is rarely performed. It is only done in extremely painful cases or when there is severe damage to the joints.

Contact us on 02 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au for more details, and to find out which solution is best for you.

TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint. It is the joint that attaches your lower jaw to the temporal bones in your skull. The TMJ serves as a hinge for the jaw and moves together every time you use your mouth.

Any disruption or damage to these joints could lead to a medical and dental problem known as
TMJ Dysfunction or TMD.

This is a chronic illness that affects millions of
people world-wide.

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TMJ Dysfunction can have a variety of causes and is believed to result when the chewing muscles and jaw joints do not work together correctly. The most common causes of TMJ are stress, improper bite and overuse of the joint.

If your TMJ is mild and is detected early, the first treatments may be lifestyle and dietary changes. If your bite is significantly contributing to your symptoms a provisional bite splint may alleviate your symptoms and also make you feel comfortable.

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TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint. It is the joint that attaches your lower jaw to the temporal bones in your skull. The TMJ serves as a hinge for the jaw and moves together every time you use your mouth.

Any disruption or damage to these joints could lead to a medical and dental problem known as TMJ Dysfunction or TMD.

This is a chronic illness that affects millions of people world-wide.

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© Taylor Groenlund & Doan. All rights reserved

9637 8877

9897 1107

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9637 8877

9897 1107

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Splint Therapy

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For many years Taylor Groenlund & Doan has been caring for Westmead Voucher patients as well as Dept of Veteran Affairs patients.

Splint Therapy

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Splint Therapy

Contact us on 02 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au for more details, and to find out which solution is best for you.

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To promote the healing process

m Apply warm, moist heat to both joints for 30 minutes.
m Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine as recommended to reduce the inflammation.
m If the problem is that your teeth are not aligned properly or if grinding teeth at night is the problem, you may be referred to an orthodontist to correct the problem.
m Surgery is the last option, and is rarely performed. It is only done in extremely painful cases or when there is severe damage to the joints.

Contact us on 02 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au for more details, and to find out which solution is best for you.