Do you grind and clench your teeth? Wake up to achy and stiff jaw muscles? Get a lot of headaches and migraines? Or do you occasionally get a clicky, popping and locked jaw?
Cerezen could be the answer!
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJD what its commonly known as, is a condition that affect your jaw muscles and nerves causing most people to live in pain in the jaw leading to head aches such as tension headaches sometimes giving migraine like symptoms.
People who suffer with TMJD can experience any of the following;
- Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint
- Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck
- Headaches or Migraines
- Grinding of teeth
- Jaw muscle stiffness
- Aching pain in and around the ears
- Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
- Limited movement or locking jaw
- Painful clicking, popping or grinding in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
- short worn down teeth
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.
The ear canal is located very close to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the shape of the ear canal changes somewhat when the jaw is opened or closed through movements such as chewing, smiling, and speaking. The Cerezen™ devices use this anatomical change to provide relief for TMJD.
The Cerezen™ Device can be up to or greater than 20% of the diameter of the ear canal when in a jaw closed position. It is this change in volume or ear canal space that is believed to apply subtle pressure against the walls of the ear canal and by proximity to the TMJ and surrounding muscle and nerve tissue; encouraging the patient to return to the “open bite” position minimizing the tendency to clench the jaw and tense the surrounding muscles.
Traditionally people use Bite guards or splints to help reduce the symptoms of TMJD. Although a Bite guard or splint can help reduce the pain, there are other side affects that can sometimes over weigh the benefits such as, a Bite splint being bulky so can only be worn during sleep when its manageable. There are also risks involved by wearing a Bite splint too often, such as altering your bite and even add more stress to your jaw joint.
Listen to the testimonial of one of our very own clients who suffered for years with her jaw and was at a breaking point. She had tried all devices spending hundreds of pounds, visited numerous dentists and GPs, trying various techniques and medications but only Cerezen helped relieve her pain and allow her to live a normal pain free life again.
Book your consultation today to find out if Cerezen can also help you enjoy a pain and stress free life. Call us on 0161 969 7464 or you can alternatively complete our Contact Form.