Understanding Jaw Joint Disorders: Finding Relief at Total TMJ in Bournemouth

Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your jaw? Does it click, pop, or lock when you open your mouth? You may be suffering from a jaw joint disorder, also known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. But fear not, relief is within reach at Total TMJ in Bournemouth, where our team of specialists is dedicated to helping you find lasting solutions for your TMJ issues.

The temporomandibular joint acts like a hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. It’s responsible for the smooth movement of your jaw, allowing you to speak, chew, and yawn comfortably. However, when this complex joint becomes inflamed or damaged, it can lead to a range of painful symptoms and affect your overall quality of life.

At Total TMJ, we understand the physical and emotional toll that jaw joint disorders can take. That’s why we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment options to address the root cause of your symptoms. Our team consists of experienced professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and management of TMJ disorders, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care.

So, what are the common signs and symptoms of TMJ dysfunction? They can vary from person to person but may include:

1. Pain or tenderness in the jaw joint area, face, neck, or shoulders.

2. Difficulty or discomfort when chewing, speaking, or opening your mouth wide.

3. Clicking, popping, or grating noises when you move your jaw.

4. Jaw locking or limited range of motion.

5. Headaches, earaches, or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek professional help. Ignoring TMJ issues can lead to worsening symptoms and further complications over time. At Total TMJ, we take a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment, starting with a thorough evaluation of your jaw joint function and overall oral health.

Once we’ve pinpointed the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, treatment options may include:

1. Lifestyle modifications: Simple changes such as avoiding hard or chewy foods, practicing relaxation techniques, and maintaining good posture can help alleviate TMJ symptoms.

2. Physical therapy: Gentle exercises and manual techniques can improve jaw joint mobility and reduce muscle tension.

3. Splint therapy: Custom-fitted oral appliances (splints or mouthguards) can help stabilize the jaw joint and relieve pain.

4. Medications: Pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed to manage pain and inflammation.

5. Injections: In some cases, corticosteroid or Botox injections may be recommended to reduce muscle tension and alleviate pain.

At Total TMJ, our goal is to provide effective, long-lasting relief for TMJ sufferers in Bournemouth and beyond. Don’t let jaw joint pain hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Schedule a consultation with our team today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier smile.

Total TMJ Limited –

Clifton House

10 Poole Hill




Tel: 01202 313702

Email: info@totaltmj.co.uk

Web: https://totaltmj.co.uk/