At Warragul Dental Care we diagnose the most common causes of headaches, face pain and jaw pain, and provide quick relief to let you get on with life.
Headaches, face and jaw pain can be debilitating, especially when the pain never seems to go away. A lot of people don’t think about visiting their Dentist to talk about pain but a specially trained Dentist can quickly diagnose the most common cause of head and face pain and offer effective treatment.
An estimated 90% of headaches are caused by muscle tension, which can be easily treated by your Dentist. We also treat problems such as teeth grinding, clenching and jaw lock. At Warragul Dental Care we work closely with local General Practitioners (GP’s), Osteopaths and Physiotherapists to tackle the root of the problem and keep you in control of your pain.
What’s TMJ and TMD, and do I need to know about it?
If you’ve been Doctor Googling headaches and soreness around your neck and temples you might have stumbled across the acronyms TMJ and TMD. They’re pretty techy terms and more for the professionals to use when talking to each other than for our patients, but here’s a brief explanation:
TMJ is short for ‘Temporomandibular Joint’, which is your jaw joint.
TMD is the acronym for ‘Temporomandibular Disorders’, which is a cover-all term for any pain or problems related to your face muscles or jaw joint.
And that’s it! They’re pretty long names that we’ll almost never use at Warragul Dental Care because we don’t want to add to your headaches!