Jaw Pain /Headaches

If you are one of the thousands of Australian adults who suffer from serious headaches and debilitating migraines you may be surprised to learn the cause of your pain could be related to your teeth, jaw and bite.

A bad bite or improper jaw position is known by the technical name of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. (TMJ). Caused by misalignment of the temporomandibular joint, where your jaw connects to your skull, TMJ can often be the cause of headaches.

Making use of a full, personalised examination, the Manly Dental Care Team can assess the relationship between your TM Joints, head, neck and facial muscles. With these results we can then recommend an appropriate treatment to alleviate your headaches. This may involve using a bite splint or adjusting your teeth and bite to ensure they fit together correctly.