TMD Treatment in Reading

Treatment for Bruxism (persistent tooth grinding), TMD and other TMJ related issues

TMJ related issues such as bruxism (tooth grinding) and TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder), are becoming an ever increasing issue in the UK.

TMD (also known as TMJD) is a problem affecting the ‘chewing’ muscles and the joints between the lower jaw and the base of the skull. It can be extremely painful, debilitating and often affect the quality of your life. Patients with related issues often complain that it affects their ability to properly eat, sleep, talk, and live their general day-to-day lives.

Dr Khanna has been working on treatment for TMD and bruxism for many years and is now a leading global advocate for this treatment, teaching this treatment to doctors all over the world. If you are suffering with TMD or other related issues such as extreme pain in the jaw, neck, back or shoulders, this treatment could be perfect for you.


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NHS TMD Patient Information


Symptoms of Bruxism & TMD

1 in 7 people will suffer with TMD related symptoms such as;


What does the treatment involve?

During your consultation, we will look at not only your teeth and how you bite, but also the muscles around the jaw, neck and shoulders. Depending on your specific circumstances, we have a variety of treatment options on offer here at DrBK, and your treatment plan can include any one or a combination of the following treatments:

Muscle relaxing injections

The injections involve targeting the affected surrounding muscles and relaxing them, which relieves the pain. This is usually a short-term solution and there may be an underlying problem that should be addressed for the long-term treatment.

Bespoke DrBK splint

If your TMJ issues are caused by dental issues, such as a misaligned jaw (which can be caused by many factors including ageing), you may be given a bespoke BK splint to wear at night. This is a newly designed splint, different to any traditional splint. It’s custom made for each patient and helps correct any contributing dental issues, providing a long-term solution.

Painless non-thermal laser therapy

Where appropriate, we use Erchonia’s incredible FX635 and EVRL pain management laser devices to target pain and inflammation in specific areas. The painless laser is applied to the affected areas to help alleviate pain without the need for injectables or oral medications. Learn more about our laser therapy here.

What our patients say about this treatment…


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Dental Bruxism FAQs

Bruxism is the term given to tooth grinding and can lead to worn down teeth and a vastly increased tooth sensitivity.

TMJ is often used when referring to TMD conditions, but TMJ actually refers to the jaw joints themselves. Therefore, you have two TMJs. Each connects the lower jawbone to the skull. You may see various TMD conditions referred to as TMJ dysfunction or TMJ disorders. As a result, the services provided to help rectify them are often known as TMJ treatments or TMD treatments.

There are varying symptoms that indicate you require a TMJ treatment. These include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Stiffness in your jaw
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Earache
  • Toothache
  • Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
  • Sensitive teeth

Dr BK is a leading advocate for specialist treatment that helps combat the various TMD/TMJ issues you may encounter. It begins with a consultation where you are carefully assessed to determine exactly what treatment you may require. This may mean you require any, or a combination of, muscle relaxing injections, painless non-thermal laser therapy or a bespoke Br BK splint.

TMJ treatment in UK clinics can vary greatly in costs depending on what is required. At Dr BK, we pride ourselves on remaining fully open, honest and transparent at all times, never shying from the potential costs involved. We remain confident that treatment for TMD in our clinic is among the most affordable available. Better still, we offer fully interest-free payment plans so you can spread the cost and make things even more affordable. Find out more about our dental work prices.

Much will depend on the type of treatment you require but our team will ensure you are fully briefed in advance on the duration of the treatment and how it should best be prepared for.

Much depends on the level of severity of the bruxism. You could see it take 13-19 weeks for your teeth to react to the treatment.

We understand some people are fearful of dental treatments but we specialise in ensuring there is a calming and reassuring environment for nervous dental patients. Making you feel comfortable before, during and after treatment is something we pride ourselves on.

We have two clinics, one in London that specializes in facial aesthetics and HIFU skin tightening. Our other is based in Reading where all of our dental work such as treatment for TMD and dental check-ups takes place.

Yes. We are regulated by the General Dental Council and the CQC. In addition, we are accredited by the Private Dentistry Awards. If you have any questions regarding our suitability for the treatment you require, please contact our team who will be delighted to answer any questions.




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