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Jaw Joint Pain & Headache

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Jaw Joint Dysfunction, Head and Facial Pain Treatment

TMJ: TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. There are two of these, one in front of each ear.

Symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)

  • Chronic recurring headaches
  • Clicking, popping or grating sound in the jaw joints
  • Earaches, congestion or ringing ears
  • Limited jaw opening or locking
  • Dizziness
  • Pain when chewing
  • Neck and/or throat pain
  • Difficulty in closing teeth together
  • Tired/tight jaws
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Scalp tenderness
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Pain in the tongue, gums or cheek muscles
  • Teeth grinding or clenching.

Causes Of TMD (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction):

  • Trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Air bag deployment
  • Opening the jaw too wide
  • Bruxism(grinding)
  • Bad bite(malocclusion)
  • Ligament laxity
  • Orthodontics
  • Stress
  • Systemic diseases
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Dr. Singh developed a keen interest in craniofacial pain as he was a sufferer himself, and in his search for relief of his own pain and treatments he has developed a passion for treating these often quite complex presentations.

Dr Singh has completed a 3 year Masters Degree from the Tufts University Craniofacial Pain centre in Boston, MA, USA, and was also a fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, having passed their board examinations.

Dr. Singh is also a diplomat of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain(AAOP) having successfully completed their written and oral examinations.

The first appointment with Dr. Singh is for his diagnosis of a patient’s condition. Diagnosis is the key to successfully treating this very complex condition of your Jaw Joint, Head, Neck and Facial Pain which in dental terms is called TMJ or TM dysfunction.

Treatment often involves a multidisciplinary team of professionals which can include

  • Cranial chiropractor/osteopath for cervical alignment and correction of posture
  • Psychological support in overall management of chronic pain syndrome
  • Respiratory Physician Support for any underlying Sleep Disordered Breathing
Our aim is to provide quality and professional dental care in an environment where you feel comfortable.

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