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TMJ disorders are common and often the patients are managed by the dentist with a night guard. Chris, Sally and Ann had night guards made to stop the TMJ.

Temporomandibular joint management (TMJ) disorders are a broad range of conditions affecting the jaw joint and range from painless clicking to some irritating pain and aches (feels like ear ache) to severe destructive arthritis.


“I had headaches and sore shoulders for years. The night guard has helped wonders and for the first time in years. I no longer wake up with a headache or discomfort in my front teeth. I am really impressed with the time and attention Dr Singh took to make it comfortable and the after care given to ensure it remains correct and comfortable.”                                                                                               Sally


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How does TMJ Treatment work?

I think the first thing to remember about treatments is for some, reassurance and exclusion of a sinister cause are all the treatment that is required, and this usually involves a consultation with an expert, full head and neck examination.

When home remedies are not effective, dentists start to advise different TMJ treatment options. Customized dental splints have been found to prevent tooth grinding, keep the teeth aligned, and reduce overall clenching.

TMJ guards are the most widely recommended treatment for TMJ treatment. Research has found that TMJ guard can reduce TMJ symptoms and the risk of long-term side effects is minimal. 


A hard TMJ guard is a piece of plastic that helps to reposition and stabilize the jaw, it takes the pressure off the jaw and reduce symptoms of TMJ. Depending on the severity of your teeth grinding, a bruxism mouthguard can be made of either hard plastic, or soft and pliable material to provide cushioning and reduce any pain associated with clenching.

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What are the benefits of TMJ Treatment with us?

Two words and 2 words only.

“Comfort and Joy”

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Dr Singh has been trained to analyse the problem in Florida, America.  A thorough joint examination reveals if TMJ ligaments are able to recover or you have destroyed them.

Ann had problems with a dentist not understanding her bite and thus needed TMJ treatment.  After placing many crowns and fillings he did not understand upper and lower teeth did not meet in the proper place. Then after 3 visits of TMJ treatment with Dr Singh making a TMJ night guard she recovered and now able to enjoy her foods.


Jaw joint conditons :

Dr Singh has extensive training in treating problems associated with the jaw joint and bite, or what we call ‘Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders’. These come in many forms and the symptoms can include:

  • Painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth.
  • Pain in the chewing muscles or jaw joint, especially first thing in the morning or in the evening after a stressful day.
  • Soreness in the jaw.
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth or locking of the jaw.
  • Jaw muscle stiffness.
  • Headaches or radiating pain in the face, shoulders and neck.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.
  • Can be mistaken for chronic toothache.

What causes it?

These problems have many contributing factors such as arthritis, stress and grinding of teeth. Trauma to the jaw plays a role in some TMJ disorders. But for most jaw joint and muscle problems, scientists don’t know the cause. For many people, symptoms seem to start without an obvious reason. Research disputes the popular belief that a bad bite can trigger TMJ disorders. Because the condition is more common in women than in men, scientists are now exploring a possible link between female hormones and TMJ disorders.


“My TMJ joints were sore and the side of my face were painful the last few  months.  Dr Singh advised that I wear a night guard to resolve my TMJ bite problem.  It prevented me from wearing down due to my grinding and help my jaw joints recover. The treatment and care was great. Thank you for helping sore jaw   better.”

                                                    Gary Dickenson

In summary, careful planning and analysis will allow the treatment to be designed around your individual needs.

The facial muscles and jaw joints are all part of a system that is controlled by the brain. Because Dr Singh has a detailed understanding of this system, he can detect specific reasons that cause harmful bite pattern and head and neck pain.

When muscles and joints do not work properly, the muscles will often tire. The tiredness can become part of a cycle that results in tissue damage, pain, muscle tenderness and spasm.

Although accidents involving injuries to the jaw, head, or neck, or diseases such as arthritis may result in some bite problems, Using detailed bite evaluation we can diagnose any discrepancies with your bite. We also use it to get the accuracy of newly fitted restorations 100% correct to make your restorations last longer.

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“I had been grinding my teeth for a long time and some a poping noise in my jaw  joints too.  I had jaw  therapy and a night guard made to make my jaws feel better.  After years of discomfort I am feeling much better.  I should have approached you many years ago”

                                                      Frank Bryant

“The procedures have been clearly and thoroughly explained and my opinions and concerns have been listened to and catered for. After treatment the general feeling of my mouth has been remarkable. It was easy and comfortable.  My discomfort has disappeared.”

                                                                                                                                            Paul Davies


“I have been treated so well that my jaw is not feeling sore any more. .  I am much better now and can hear no joint clicking now thanks to the care at Eternal Smiles.”                                                                                                                       Stephen

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