Jaw Joint Physiotherapy
Jaw Joint Physiotherapy is an effective way to help with the symptoms of jaw joint pain resulting from nighttime teeth grinding.
These symptoms that include headaches and head and shoulder aches are very common and usually are the result of what we call dental "parafunction". Parafunctional habits include chewing nails and pens, bad posture or most commonly tooth grinding.
The symptoms first appear as achy muscles, but if the problem is not dealt with can lead to inflammatory changes in the structure of the very delicate joint that connects the jaw-joint to the skull and cause severe jaw joint pain or even locking of the jaw. Jaw Joint Physiotherapy can alleviate the muscle tension and improve the position of the jaw. This together with a proper examination of your bite, use of night guards and specifically prescribed exercise routines can have profound effects on improvement of the symptoms and, as a result, your quality of life.