Jaw Problems

Jaw problem & pain treatment options

Jaw Problems Liverpool

The way your teeth meet when your top and bottom jaws close down on top of each other is known as your ‘bite’. If your teeth don’t fit together properly, you could have malocclusion or ‘bad bite’, which can cause problems with your teeth, gums, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles in your face.

This misalignment, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can also cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night. This can lead to facial pain, headaches, discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing, migraines as well as neck and shoulder pain, even back pain.

If you recognise any of these symptoms or suffer with these on a daily basis, you will need to see a dentist to treat your problems or refer you to a specialist if necessary.

In some cases, the treatment includes wearing a hard plastic appliance at night. This is made to measure and fitted onto your bite accurately, so that when you bite on it, your teeth are in a position where your muscles are relaxed. This also stops your teeth from becoming worn down by grinding and protects them. Depending on the origin and severity of your problem, you may need orthodontic treatment or maxillofacial surgery. Other solutions may include replacing missing teeth or adjusting any ill-fitting bridgework that you may have.

The important thing to do is see your dentist as soon as possible so your problem does not become worse over time and require more drastic measures to correct.

Reviews

Anon
Anon
Very Professional and Friendly
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All the staff here are very professional and friendly. My whole family goes here and they are particularly good with the children.
Lyn
Lyn
Outstanding
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This dental practice is outstanding. I am informed and involved in every aspect of my dental care. My dentist, is professional and understanding. I have complete faith in them and the rest of the staff. The surgery is modern and spotlessly clean and welcoming. A pleasure to go to the dentist actually!
Fantastic with children and adults alike
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This dentisit is fantastic with children and adults alike. As soon as you enter the staff are lovely and friendly the NHS dentist took their time with my son who is terrified of the dentist not any more, the dentist explained everything slowly and said to my son it didn’t matter how long it took there was no rush…they made my son feel relaxed, and they did the preocedure successfully, also instead of telling me about the usual sweets drinks etc the dentist directly told both my children. Very professional
Cath
Cath
Excellent
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This dentist is excellent they are so child friendly my son was terrified of the dentist and this dentist spent ages with them going through everything with my son, they did not rush my son and made appoint of saying they didn’t mind staying all night as long as my son was happy. Both my children are on first name terms with them and they think they are really cool, they make them laugh, but always explains about sugar and drinks and the damage they do. My son has completely changed his diet no fizzy drinks and very little sweet things, this was directly from a dentist visit here a few years ago They are great with adults too as I go their myself. Thanks to all the staff!
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