TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment Melbourne

Are you suffering from persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, or worn teeth?

If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (also known as TMJ or TMD), a painful jaw disorder that we regularly treat successfully.

Pain shouldn’t be something you put up with as part of your day-to-day life. Through extensive training with world renowned TMJ professionals and the successful outcomes of our own patients, we can provide the effective diagnosis and treatment you need to live a pain-free life. In order to provide the best service possible for our patients, we focus solely on evaluating and treating TMJ and sleep apnoea related symptoms at our practice. If you suffer from pain in your head, face or jaw, there are non-invasive techniques available to relieve your pain. With state-of-the-art technology, paired with experienced and compassionate staff, we can offer you the best alternative to invasive surgery.

We take a holistic approach to treating TMJ disorders and pain. Our experienced TMJ team of Dentist and Chiropractor work very closely together to provide an effective, lasting solution for you.

This coordinated approach is unique throughout Australia and the world. Only at TMJ Centre Melbourne can you receive such effective treatment for your TMJ disorders and problems. As a professional and experienced dentist, Dr Shah can correct any issues with your bite, teeth, or the position in which you hold your jaw, with the main focus always being on reducing stress upon the TMJs, muscles and improving breathing. 

Dr Shah uses a combination of neuromuscular orthotics, low level laser therapy, trigger point therapy, prolotherapy and treatment of breathing dysfunction as necessary.

Our approach to TMJ treatment

At TMJ Centre Melbourne, we have a holistic approach to treating TMJ disorders and pain. We have a dentist and chiropractor working very closely together to provide an effective, lasting solution to your health care problems.

With Dr Shah, our dentist and Dr Lubetzky, our chiropractor in the same clinic working with you at the same time, you will see results faster.

The first step is a comprehensive and dynamic diagnosis to see if your symptoms are truly a jaw problem or if they are coming from another part of the body. Together we are able to assess the entire structure of the body and ensure we have the correct diagnosis.

As a professional and experienced dentist, Dr Shah can correct any issues with your bite, teeth, or the position in which you hold your jaw, with the main focus always being on reducing stress upon the TMJs, muscles and improving breathing. Dr Shah uses a combination of neuromuscular orthotics, low level laser therapy, trigger point therapy, prolotherapy and treatment of breathing dysfunction as necessary.

neuromuscular orthotics

With a chiropractic adjustment minutes after your neuromuscular orthotic is fitted, your body can get to work sooner on restoring the balance in its system.

With over 30 years of experience in treating TMJ, our TMJ chiropractor places special emphasis on treating cranial dysfunction. When done correctly, gentle adjustments to the cranium provides fast relief from TMJ, neck and headache pain.

Our TMJ Chiropractor works to reduce dysfunction within other areas of the body, particularly in the cranium, hips, neck, and back to diminish or remove the pressure that the body is placing on the TMJs.

There are no high-velocity thrusts or rapid rotations. With this stress removed, the chances of a full recovery of the TMJs are greatly improved.

Together Dr Shah and our TMJ Chiropractor will also assess your sleep and need for nutritional support to reduce inflammation in your body and therefore help you get better faster. With a Chiropractic adjustment minutes after your neuromuscular orthotic is fitted, your body can get to work sooner on restoring the balance in its system.

Our emphasis is non-surgical treatment, taking away stresses from the TMJ and allowing the body to heal itself. Treatment is always dependent on the severity of the case; some patients may only require a minor adjustment, whilst others will need multiple sessions to see the desired result.

To find out how our team can help you, book in for a  consultation!