TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)

If you are suffering from headaches or other facial related pain you could suffer from TMD. Our dentists are skilled in its diagnosis and treatment and may well be able to help treat its cause.

Do I Have TMD?

If you are suffering from headaches or other facial-related pain you could suffer from TMD. Our dentists are skilled in its diagnosis and treatment and may well be able to help treat its cause.

The temporomandibular joint is referred to as simply TMJ. When we talk about issues in this area, we are referring to TMD which refers to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (sometimes called temporomandibular joint disorder). All these acronyms have led to some confusion, often when someone says they suffer from TMJ they really mean they suffer from TMD.

To begin with, you can identify the TMJ by placing your fingers on your jawline just in front of your earlobes. When your jaw opens and closes you can feel the movement of the temporomandibular joints.

 

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TMJ treatment in North Fremantle

If you suspect you may suffer from TMD, come visit us at our North Fremantle clinic where we can make a full diagnosis. Our clinic is just a quick trip across the bridge from Fremantle or East Fremantle and is easily accessible from Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove or Cottesloe. With on-site free parking we are an easy choice for all your dental needs. 

Get started on feeling well-rested and without pain by contacting us now.

Diagnosing TMJ Dysfunction

Diagnosis of TMD can be difficult due to its numerous causes and symptoms. A systematic approach must be performed by your Superior Smiles dentist to rule out all possible causes before treatment can be commenced. Our dentists will normally coordinate with other healthcare professionals to prepare a treatment plan so that all aspects of the problem, being physical and/or emotional are dealt with.

Patients will be referred to a general medical practioner to exclude it being a medical problem if it does not appear to be a dental problem.

Testimonials

William Golding
William Golding
3. March, 2022.
Really impressed by this place, Dr. Jeremy and Courtney were amazing, fixed a chipped tooth flawlessly, and all staff have been really nice on all occasions. Recommend this Dentist!
robbruce
robbruce
5. February, 2022.
Superior Smiles was a great experience, the expertise displayed around the fitting and ongoing care of braces was exceptional to say the least, great caring nature of the whole team shown throughout the journey. I highly recommend this Dental Clinic to anyone doing the Braces journey. Rob Bruce
Len R
Len R
7. May, 2021.
After not being to a dentist in many years, I tried to research dentists in my local area and came across the amazing reviews for Superior Smiles and decided to book an appointment with Dr. Rani. I was so happy with the service I received- all the staff were extremely friendly and professional. I felt like I was in very good hands with Dr. Rani, who talked me through every stage of the appointment step by step, in a clear and gentle manner. I have already booked my next appointment to have some minor work done, as I am extremely happy to return to this dentist. Thank you Dr. Rani and team 🙂
Robyn McLeod
Robyn McLeod
8. April, 2021.
After experiencing terrible episode with dentist many years ago, I have always kept a wide berth and only go when I am in extreme pain. Had my first visit with Dr Rani and she was just wonderful, explained everything as she was going I was made aware of cost and given the option to proceed. Was very caring and I had no pain what so ever , I still have a couple of more visits to go however no more fear and for the first time in many years had experience a comfortable time at the dentist. For people who have a morbid fear I can assure you it will be gone after you experience a visit with Dr Rani staff are also wonderful, I will follow up with the six monthly check ups as required without hesitation. Highly recommend this practice for people who are experiencing anxiety
Marie-Claire Doren
Marie-Claire Doren
10. February, 2021.
Very clear information during and after treatment. Doctor Rani is gentle, kind and special for patients with fear of the dentist .. recommended 100%
Lola McMechan
Lola McMechan
15. January, 2021.
Dr Rani and their team are so kind and professional! My visit was the best experience I have had at any dental clinic. I highly recommend and I can't wait to go back ????. Lola
Claire Martin
Claire Martin
10. December, 2020.
I went to get a broken filling/tooth repaired. They fitted me in even though they were busy. The tooth has been filled and I'm very happy with the job done. Dentist was very thorough and willing to answer questions. Chris
Shaun Kirkby
Shaun Kirkby
5. November, 2020.
Out of towner's looking for a Dentist and this place came recommended.......and indeed it is a very good Dentist, great professional service, it's a thumbs up from me.

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