TMJ & Sleep
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TMJ & Sleep
Heathridge Dental Centre is renowned for delivering exceptional TJM & sleep dental treatments that will help to ensure your visit is one to remember.
How We Manage Your Treatment
TMJ dysfunction occurs when the temporomandibular joint becomes damaged or displaced through stress, trauma, and excessive teeth grinding. Symptoms of TMJ include headaches, pain in the jaw, and an inability to completely open your mouth. You may also experience clicking, popping and inflammation of the jaw joint. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located at the point where your jawbone and skull meet and is used whenever you eat, drink, speak, swallow, and even yawn.
Additional problems caused by TMJ dysfunction include: ringing in the ears, neck and facial pain, limited head movement, wearing down of teeth, and dizziness.
Also known as sleep or twilight dentistry, this is an advanced form of sedation that uses a combination of relaxing and pain-relieving drugs to ensure patients are comfortable and pain-free during their procedure.
Usually the patient is not fully unconscious, but rather in an induced highly relaxed, sleep-like state. When you ‘awake’ you usually don’t remember much if anything about the procedure; it just feels like you are waking from a relaxing sleep.