TMJ & Bruxism

Headaches and migraines can be caused by clenching and grinding your teeth.

At our Mackay based practice, we respect the link between the body and oral health, and treat our patients as a whole – not just their mouths. Bruxism is a condition where patients subconsciously clench and grind their teeth. It can cause considerable damage to teeth and gums and this action can lead to headaches, migraines and jaw joint issues such as TMD/TMJ.

Oral Appliance Therapy

We utilise special splints or night guards to actively treat the negative side effects of bruxism. These appliances are used mainly while sleeping to prevent damage to the teeth and the joint. They are also used to protect your fillings and crowns/veneers from fracturing from heavy clenching forces.