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tmj treatment


TMJ Syndrome is characterized by dysfunction or pain in the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to the skull. This intricate joint facilitates essential functions like chewing, speaking, and facial expressions. When imbalances or issues arise, they manifest as TMJ Syndrome.


1. Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Relentless teeth grinding strains the jaw joint. Our custom night guards act as a shield against nocturnal grinding forces.

2. Jaw Misalignment

Improper bite or jaw misalignment stresses the jaw joint, causing pain. Auckland Family Dental specializes in precise orthodontic solutions for realignment.

3. Arthritis and Inflammation

Inflammatory conditions like arthritis impact the temporomandibular joint. Our tailored plans address inflammation for optimal joint health.

4. Stress and Tension

Stress-induced jaw clenching exacerbates TMJ Syndrome. Our holistic approach includes stress-reducing techniques for overall well-being.

5. Trauma and Injury

Physical trauma to the jaw area disrupts the delicate balance of the joint. Auckland Family Dental's comprehensive diagnostics guide personalized recovery plans.

Symptoms of TMJ Syndrome

Jaw Pain

Persistent or sporadic discomfort in the jaw joint.


Recurrent headaches, often radiating from the jaw area.

Clicking or Popping Sounds

Audible noises during jaw movement, indicative of joint irregularities.

Muscle Tenderness

Soreness in the jaw muscles, especially noticeable in the morning.

Diagnosing TMJ Syndrome

Clinical Assessment

Thorough evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and a comprehensive physical examination.


Imaging Studies

Utilizing advanced imaging techniques, such as X-rays or MRI scans, to gain a detailed view of the temporomandibular joint and surrounding structures.


Functional Analysis

Assessing jaw movement, bite alignment, and muscle function to pinpoint areas of concern.

If you’d like more information about TMJ Syndrome and Treatments, contact us today.


Comprehensive Treatment Approaches at Auckland Family Dental

1. Night Guards for Bruxism

Custom-designed night guards mitigate the impact of teeth grinding, safeguarding the jaw joint during sleep.

2. Physical Therapy Integration

Collaborative physical therapy exercises strengthen jaw muscles and enhance joint flexibility, contributing to sustained relief.

3. Orthodontic Solutions

Addressing misalignments with precision, our orthodontic interventions provide enduring relief from TMJ Syndrome symptoms.

4. Lifestyle Guidance

Empowering you with stress-reducing techniques and dietary adjustments to minimize triggers and enhance overall well-being.

For more information about TMJ Syndrome & Treatment and to schedule a personalized consultation, contact us at Auckland Family Dental Parnell. Your journey to a confident and radiant smile begins with a simple conversation. Reach out to us today!

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