Dr Bothma has extensively studied the effects of TMJ disorder or Jaw Ache. He has experience and training in neuromuscular dentistry and treatment of Jaw Ache. Causes of Jaw Ache can vary, however, untreated it can lead to other problems such as migraines, upper back pain and neck and shoulder tension.
When we close our mouth, that’s known as our bite, and the dental term is occlusion. It can be well-aligned or misaligned. When it’s misaligned, stress builds up in the jaw muscles, eventually pressuring the nerves and causing pain.
Dr Bothma will examine to find a neutral, relaxed jaw position. Once this has been determined there are a number of ways to make it permanent. Jaw Ache Treatment Strategies:
In most cases, combinations of the treatments are utilised. If simpler neuromuscular treatments are not successful, more vigorous treatment can be used.
We offer a wide range of procedures to help you get the perfect smile.
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