Dental Staff at High Street Dental Practice Evesham
Dental Staff at High Street Dental Practice Evesham

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or most commonly called TMJ/TMD is the terms to describe the pain and dysfunction surrounding the muscles of mastication and the Tempormandibular Joint.


Common Symptoms Associated With TMD:


  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial pain
  • Neck aches
  • Pain when chewing, biting or yawning
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth


What Causes TMD?


Stress can be a major factor associated with TMD patients. When we experience high levels of stress, it can trigger a parafunction which causes you to grind or clench your teeth (bruxism).


Bruxism can be habitual or it can be an involuntary action that happens in our subconscious.


How Do I Know If I Have TMD?


If you have any of the symptoms above, we would recommend booking in for a TMD assessment. 


With the symptoms you are suffering with, and the intra/extra oral examination we will carry out, we will be able to help identify what you are suffering from.


The common signs we will be able to tell from include:


  • Enlarged/tender masseters 
  • Tender temporalis 
  • Tender lateral Pterygoids
  • Tooth wear 
  • Indentations on tongue
  • Bite marks on inside of cheek


What Treatments Are Available?


At High Street Dental Practice we endeavour to stay at the forefront of dentistry, by keeping up with modern day techniques. Some of our treatments include:


  • Cerezen - discrete, non-invasive & comfortable relief
  • Traditional bite splints
  • Advice on jaw exercises and oral health


To find out more information, Please call our experienced reception team on 01386 41569 for further information or fill in our online form by clicking the "Contact Us" tab.




Cerezen Testimonials

I have worn a mouth guard for 25 years because of grinding which caused; headaches, neck ache and jaw pain in the morning extending into the day.  I had to take pain killers.

I now wear the Cerezen ear inserts and kept forgetting to wear the mouth guard.  Now the mouth guard stays in the drawers and i have no pain at all in the morning.  They are brilliant!! I would recommend them to anyone that wakes up in pain.

Lynne Cother


I have been suffering with TMJD pains for years.  I was a bit sceptical at first as to how these devices would alleviate my symptons, but after wearing Cerezen for 2 months, i can honestly say they have made a world of difference.  I've not had a headache since i started wearing them and the pain in my jaw has subsided.  

One very happy patient!

Rachael Watt









High Street Dental Practice

102 High Street 



WR11 4EU

Opening Hours

Mon 8:30 - 5:30
Tues 8:30 - 6:30
Weds 8:30 - 5:30
Thurs 8:15 - 5:30

8:30 - 12:45

Closed for Lunch 1pm - 2pm

Making an appointment:

If you would like to make an appointment please call us on 01386 41569. You can choose which dentist you would like to see at the practice but this will obviously depend on the appointment available.


For our registered patients call the surgery as early as possible and we will always try to accommodate you.  An out of hours emergency service is available, please call 111.

Denplan Registered Patients Should Call 0800 844999 in an Emergency out of hours.

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