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Prosthodontist Dr. Florian Mack Explains This Jaw Related Disorder

To help make this reading easier to understand, let’s firstly define the abbreviated terms TMJ and TMD and their meaning.

TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD TMJD) is an overall term covering ‘pain and dysfunction’ of the muscles of mastication, which is the muscles that move the jaw and the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). It is these joints that connect the mandible to the skull and make the clicking noises during jaw movement.

Can TMJ  be linked to other health-related problems?

Understanding this disorders or dysfunction can be quite complex sometimes. We’ve been asked many times how can TMD be linked to other health-related problems. Our body parts are all connected and if one is out of alignment then it doesn’t take much to create a domino effect.

Dr. Florian Mack will tell you that the TemporoMandibular Joint, TMJ (commonly known as the jaw joint) is probably the most complex joint in the human body because when it’s out of alignment it can cause pain and discomfort to other parts of the body as well creating the dysfunction.

Get relief from pain of TMJ TMD

For a lot of people, the term TMJ or TMD is not one in their everyday vocabulary until you experience one or more of the symptoms and start searching for answers. So in this video, Dr. Florian Mack explains this in simple terms, the symptoms and causes of TMJ TMD and what you can do to relieve the pain and discomfort.

The 3 key steps in this process to relieve TMJ TMD

  1. Occlusal Splint Therapy including Counselling concerning Oro-Facial habits
  2. Bite Adjustment with spot grinding in hinge bite, occlusal adjustment, and occlusal equilibration
  3. Bite Reconstruction (left, right and forward bites) Take This Link

If you would like to know more about TMJ Dr. Florian Mack has a particular clinical interest in TMJ / TMD disorders so you will in good hands and be given the right advice. Please give us a call 07 3221 0443 or Contact Us and we will arrange a consultation at your convenience at either practice in Brisbane or Southport on the Gold Coast.

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