Welcome to our website which contains information about Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, headaches, migraines, tinnitus, etc., the history and rationale of our study group and the list of our practitioners.
The Temporo Mandibular Joint (TMJ) is the medical name given to the jaw joint. It is made up of the lower jaw which articulates against a disc in the cup shaped depression of the skull by the ear. If the lower jaw is displaced it can cause the disc to come away from its correct position and dislocate, causing a clicking and grating noise when the mouth opens.
When the TMJ dislocates it can cause symptoms of headaches, migraines, neckache, tinnitus, fatigue and pain to name but a few. Patients will often grind their teeth at night, have difficulty opening wide, click or grate in the TMJ when opening and have some pain in the joint area itself in front of the ear.
There is some exciting research and work being done where orthodontics and surgery on deranged TMJ's has helped patients with Muscle Movement Disorders, Tourettes, Blepharospasm and Dystonias.
The diagnosis is crucial in understanding and treating the problem. The full examination will involve, muscle testing, ranges of motion, analysis, X-rays and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Treatment can involve wearing splints and braces on the teeth to realign the jaw into its correct position. In the majority of cases this eliminates all of the symptoms, especially the headaches and migraines. Occasionally surgery may be needed to complete this treatment.
Some of the numerous and varied symptoms which can occur are listed below:
I had been having severe back pain for approximately 15 years; I was on constant anti inflammatory medication and pain killers and seeing my chiropractor regularly. I was referred to a specialist orthodontist who explained I had a deep bite and extractions of my first p
My son suffered with asthma and eczema and was later diagnosed with the serious condition neuro fibromatosis and he was on a lot of antibiotics and steroids . I realized conventional medicine would not only not cure him but was also making him worse. For years Homeopath
You may remember that we came to you with our daughter in April 2007. She was being treated unsuccessfully at Mayday Hospital for what you were able to diagnose as TMJ dysfunction. A splint was made for her to wear over her bottom teeth and this gave her considerable re
Having experienced a lot of pain for a number of years I discovered quite by chance through a friend the work Helen had been doing for TMJ, after the second visit to have a splint fitted, I went home to London and from Haslemere to London the difference was unbelievable
I am extremely pleased with my orthodontic treatment. I believe there are few dentists in this country who could so successfully have reduced my TMJ problems - and all done with such care and good humour
We have an exciting summer meeting coming up on Monday the 6th July 2015.
Internationally recognised Lecturer Dr Steven Olmos will be flying in from California USA to talk to us on: "Chronic Pain, TMD & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: a Multi-disciplinary Approach."
This 2 Day Masterclass on TMJ & Craniofacial Pain Fundamentals is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the leading TMJ & craniofacial experts all under one roof!
Dr. Brendan Stack will be our keynote speaker. A world renowned orthodontist specialising in TMD an
Integrating Dental Orthopaedics and physical Therapy to achieve whole body stability.
Richard Dean M.Sc.L.D.S.R.C.S (Eng) B.D.S (Lond)
Book Before end of Aug for £160 - otherwise £180
Contact Richard dean 01342 824580 email@example.com
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