TMJ Treatments For TMJ Pain, Jaw Pain, Headaches, Migraines, Stiff Neck & Back Pain

Leading Melbourne dentist treating TMJ pain
  • Fix your headaches, shoulder pain & stiff neck & back
  • Our dentists have trained with global TMJ experts
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  • Latest digital dentistry to get you fast results
  • Affordable treatments that will fit your budget
  • Open evenings & Saturdays, to suit your schedule
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What is a TMJ & where is it in my body?

The TM joint connects the lower jaw to the skull (temporal bone) under your ear. It's an area of your body that you will only start paying attention to when you experience TMJ pain.


TMJ disorders can make life unbearable for you. Everything from headaches and migraines, to neck and shoulder pain as well as the obvious clicking and locked jaws can be the result of a TMJ disorder.

You may have a TMJ disorder if you wake up in the morning with...

...neck pain or shoulder pain or headaches or migraines. Most of us put these common pains down to having slept the wrong way or a bad mattress or even an old pillow.

While all of these things may be contributing to the pain you suffer day in, day out, it's more likely that you suffer from a TMJ disorder. A TMJ disorders could be the hidden factor that is stopping from sleeping blissfully every night, but there is something you can do about it.

How much better could your life be if you had less jaw pain, fewer headaches/migraines and your neck or back gave you less trouble?

Open your eyes, breathe in the fresh dawn air and, with it, all the possibilities this new day may bring.
Stewart Stafford

What are the signs that I have a TMJ disorder?

Both womem & men can suffer from TMJ problems. Your TMJ may be the source of your problems if your have any of these issue:
  • Your taking medicines for your headaches/migraines more than once per week
  • Your jaws click, pop, lock or become painful for no good reason
  • You have worn or shortened teeth that don't have the natural curve around their edges
  • You know or have been told that you grind your teeth
  • Your teeth don't rest comfortably on top of each other when you close your mouth

  • You find it difficult, even painful, to open or close your mouth
  • You often seem to have a saw neck (or a crick in your neck)
  • Your shoulders and/or neck are tense and painful, or tender
  • Your wake up constantly with a headache or them regularly as your day progresses
  • You have a high-pitch ringing sound in your ear (tinnitus)
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How can dentists fix my headaches and migraines, stiff neck, back pain & shoulder pain?

Unfortunately, each of these symptoms has traditionally been treated in isolation. When, in fact, they're probably related.

Our trusted and caring dentists have undertaken special education and training with internationally renowned TMJ experts from the USA.

This knowledge and experience allows our dentists to diagnose whether your TMJ is actually at the root of these symptoms. If it is then they can also to help you fix this issue.

When nothing else is working for you, doesn't it make sense to turn to people who've helped countless others like you?

Life is short. You deserve to be able to fix your TMJ pain so that you can live life on your terms.
Dr Ayesha Tiwary, Principal Dentist at Heidelberg Dentist
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How do our dentists diagnose & treat your symptoms of TMJ disorders like headaches, migraines and back pain?

1. Assess
Our thorough examination protocol may include:
  • Discussion about your symptoms
  • Scans using advanced TMJ diagnostic equipment
  • A dental exam
  • Posture and neurological assessment
  • Jaw motion assessment
  • Internal TMJ assessment
  • Take-home sleep study
2. Discuss
At our clinic, you are always in charge of your treatment. So we will give you treatment options that:
  • Are affordable for you
  • Have worked for other patients
  • Suit your lifestyle
  • Achieve your goals

3. Treat
Scientific research shows us that best-practice TMJ disorder treatment techniques can help about 80% of TMJ pain sufferers (source).

Treatments for TMJ disorders allow your jaw joint to repair and heal, much like a broken bone would in a different part of your body. The length of time it takes for your TMJ to heal depends on your unique situation.

Depending on the severity of your TMJ disorder, your treatment may include a splint that will help maximise your TMJ function. This will help you breathe properly when you wear the splint as directed by our TMJ dentists.


You can't choose your family, but YOU CAN choose not to live with TMJ pain. Your instant pain relief may be very close.
Dr Ayesha Tiwary, Principal Dentist at Heidelberg Dentist

Why Us?


So what should I do now?



Don't put up with your headaches, sore neck and back, shoulder pain any longer. You DESERVE a better quality of life.

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