Jaw Joint dysfunction – How Allenton Dental can help!

At Allenton Dental, we are dedicated in all aspects of the mouth and endeavour to be the best at what we do. Along with the teeth, we deal daily with our patients jaw problems. We are one of the few practices in the UK that are a BioPAK centre. This means we are the only practice in the East Midlands that can diagnose problems with the jaw, such as clicking, grinding and pain. We offer diagnosis and treatment of dental headaches and facial, neck and back pains as well as bite balancing and jaw joint health.

In a normal joint, as your jaw opens the top of the jaw bone moves down a groove in your skull. To stop rubbing and grinding a disk of cartilage, positioned between the two bones moves with the jaw preventing stress to the joint.

In an abnormal joint the disc of cartilage can become dislocated and cause the jaw bone to rub against the skull causing pain. Over time the stress on the joint structures caused by the dislocation of the disk can cause significant and irreparable damage. 

Symptoms of TMJ damage can include –

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Shoulder/Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Clenching/Grinding of the teeth (etc….)

 Our BioPAK centre offers a quick and painless way to give an accurate way to determine the condition on your jaw joint.

The test is called a Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA). It involves placing two sensors over the TMJ whilst asking you to open and close your mouth making your TMJ function. The sensors pick up the vibrations coming from the TMJ on each side.  The data can be analysed to produce a very accurate understanding of the pathology of the joint.  The whole tests take approximately 5 minutes


If you suffer from any of these symptoms then we can help!  Call our reception team on 01332 700244 to discover how Allenton Dental can help you.

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