TMJ Therapy in Melbourne
Excruciating migraines. Intense facial pain. Aggravating earaches. If you suffer from any of these, you may have TMJ dysfunction. This joint dysfunction occurs when the temporomandibular joint alignment is off, possibly due to a bad bite or osteoarthritis. The TMJ joints allow jaws to open and close, as well as slide side to side and back and forth. Our jaw joints take a beating in the normal course of a day, just from talking, eating, and breathing. Add to that the tension caused by bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding), and TMJ dysfunction can become an immensely painful problem.
Dr. Richardson offers non-surgical relief with a custom-fitted night guard. This convenient and comfortable oral appliance alleviates pain associated with TMJ dysfunction and prevents damage from nighttime grinding.
If you suffer from TMJ dysfunction or bruxism, ask about night guards when you call to set an appointment with our friendly office team. Dr. Richardson serves patients in Melbourne, Palm Bay, and surrounding areas with comprehensive dentistry.
Our dedicated team genuinely looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need. Send us an email or call today for a free consultation, and discover the difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience.