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Jaw and Facial Pain Treatment at KR Dental

During your biyearly checkups, one of our dentists will evaluate your mouth, teeth and jaw for any indications of teeth grinding. This evaluation ensures you will get any necessary treatment for these conditions straightaway so that you can avoid potentially more complex oral health issues in the future.

Teeth Grinding

Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding typically occurs during sleep and can involve excessive clenching of the jaw. Teeth grinding can be caused by the following: stress, anxiety, crooked teeth, missing teeth or sleep apnoea .

Woman with jaw painThis clenching can cause a broad array of health issues and discomfort, including the following:

  • Pain in the teeth and jaw
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Orofacial pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Migraines

If not addressed, teeth grinding can lead to severe wear and tear on the teeth, including potential breakages and cracks.

How We Treat Teeth Grinding

Dentist Dr Sandy Iyer has completed a mini-residency on temporomandibular health and sleep disorders. She will determine if you have TMJD and decide on the best course of treatment. This therapy could include a custom-fitted splint or more specialised splint therapy. She will monitor your case over a six-month period and adjust your bite if needed.

Facial Pain

Facial pain has a number of causes including trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain), sinus infections, headaches, injury to the face, TMJD, an abscessed tooth and more. Sandy can determine the cause of your facial pain and provide customised treatment to help you feel better quickly. Treatment could include exercises, over-the-counter medication, splint therapy or other solutions.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Are you suffering from teeth grinding or facial pain? We want to help. It’s vital you treat these concerns now to prevent them from negatively impacting your health any further. Contact our Kippa-Ring practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr Sandy!

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Teeth Grinding Treatment Kippa-Ring, Scarborough, Redcliffe, Newport, Clontarf QLD | (07) 3883 2434