Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment

Do you have:

  • Jaw or neck pain?
  • Trouble opening your mouth wide or clicking sounds?
  • Pain in or around your ears?
  • Headache?
  • Ringing in the ears?

These are some common signs of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. Mild symptoms can come and go without much pain or disruption. However, if left untreated, these can progress to severe TMJ Disorder.

Early intervention saves you pain, time and cost in the long run.

What is TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint is a 2 joints system that connects your jawbone to your skull. There is one joint on each side of your jaw, in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can do things such as talk, chew and yawn.

TMJ disorder happens when there is a mismatch between the bite, jaw joints and muscles of mastication responsible for jaw movements.

Causes and Symptoms

Common symptoms of TMJ disorder are:‍

  • Pain in your face or jaw joint area.
  • Pain when you chew, speak or open your mouth wide
  • Clicking or popping sounds on either side of the jaw
  • Frequent buzzing or ringing sounds in ears (tinnitus)
  • Locked jaw (have trouble chewing food)
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • Toothaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • Frequent dizziness (vertigo)

A Simple Test for TMJ Disorder

To test if you have TMJ Disorder, place a finger over the joint in front of your ear, and open wide until you can feel the joint move. If you feel the joint click or if it’s tender when you press, you may have TMJ Disorder.

Some signs and symptoms of TMJ Disorder are pain in your face or jaw, locked jaw, and pain when you chew or open your mouth wide. 

If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms or unsure of the type of pain you’re experiencing, reach out to us to schedule an appointment with us for a diagnosis and treatment options.

What does Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment Involve?

Why Choose DP Dental?

At DP Dental, we’ve made the TMJ Disorder treatment process to be as painless as possible. We help to relieve pain using TENS, which is a battery operated FDA approved facial massage device.

Our treatment has little to no negative effects. We employ a non-invasive, non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical approach. We use proven systems and methods. Every step is calculated and customised with precision, to suit you.

We pay close attention to your dental, postural and sleep habits and patterns. This attention allows us to treat your TMJ Disorder at the source safely. We help you develop good habits with our system, saving you time and pain and reducing relapse and chance of surgery.

TMJ Disorder Treatment Cost at DP Dental

The price for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and the duration and customisation required to treat it. Our approach is to get to the root cause of your pain and treat your TMJ Disorder at the source safely.

We have seen cases that have gotten better in a few weeks but the duration of treatment typically takes 1-3 months.

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Fix Your TMJ Disorder at DP Dental

Our experienced dentists are on hand to serve your every need.

Dr. Yue Weng Cheu

Founder and Clinical Director of DP Dental

Dr Yue Weng Cheu graduated from NUS Dentistry with The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Annual Scholarship Award.

Aside from his various accreditations, he has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections in USA, and finished his mini-residency on Dental Sleep Medicine with TUFTS University School of Medicine.

He is highly passionate about TMD and has given several speeches including one for TEDx Singapore titled “Let’s Tongue up”.

Today, Dr. Yue is now the Founder and Clinical Director of DP Dental, which currently operates two branches in Kovan and Orchard.

With 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Yue continues to seek the latest and most updated knowledge and skills to provide the best and minimally invasive solutions to his patients.

On the side, Dr. Yue gives lectures and conduct hands-on courses locally and internationally.

Dr Loh Ee Tyug

Senior Associate Dentist and Clinical Director, DP Dental Kovan

Dr Loh Ee Tyug received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2001, where she received numerous awards, including the FAC Ohlers Award for the Best Clinical Student.

Through years of practice, Dr Loh keeps herself updated by continually upgrading her skills and knowledge both locally and overseas in the fields of implantology, CAD/CAM (CEREC), TMD, Occlusion and Gnathology, Invisalign, Aesthetic Dentistry, Myobrace, Myofunctional habit corrections and Dental Sleep Medicine.

Being a firm believer in the philosophy that “Prevention is better than Cure”, in 2015 Dr Loh attended Myobrace Training in Australia alongside DP Dental’s directors to learn and train in myofunctional habit corrections and early intervention.

Dr Loh now pioneers the Myofunctional Therapy treatment at DP Dental.

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