Do you suffer from jaw pain, facial pain or tension headaches? You may have TMD.
Queensway is one of only 3 elite providers of Cerezen in the UK - a unique, pioneering medical device for the ear that effectively treats jaw pain and tension headaches, all associated symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
"TMD is an extremely common complaint with my patients. It is a problem stemming from the lower jaw that is usually caused by tooth grinding and often associated with stress. By working with Cerezen and a team of audiologists at our Billingham and Jesmond practices, we can now offer patients an alternative to a splint, using a small ear device that will encourage the jaw to return to a relaxed position and provides symptom relief. " Dr Ian Lane, Partner, Queensway Dental.
Cerezen is a clinically effective, safe to use treatment, using custom made discreet hollow inserts that fit your ears.
The two custom-made, 3D printed hollow inserts sit in each ear canal; the nearest access point to the temporomandibular joint. While the pain relief Cerezen provides is profound, the inserts themselves are discrete and almost invisible. With small tabs for easy insertion and removal, they’re comfortable to wear because they’re custom made only for you.
The science of Cerezen
When you move your jaw, your ear canal also opens and closes. As the ear canal is so close to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), it is the perfect place to target the source of your symptoms. When your customised Cerezen devices are inserted into the ear canal, they retain the shape of your ear canal in the open jaw position because they are made from a 3D printed rigid material. They effectively encourage the jaw to return to an ‘open bite’ position. The result is a reduction in grinding, clenching and the amount of pain you experience.
The symptoms of TMD
Excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching - also called bruxism - can damage the teeth and cause a number of different painful symptoms. Collectively, these are often referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Symptoms of TMD include:
Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint.
Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck.
Jaw muscle pain or stiffness.
Aching pain in and around the ears.
Limited jaw movement or locking.
Painful jaw clicking, popping or grinding when opening or closing the mouth.
Headaches or migraines.
A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.
If you would like to find out more, the first step is to book a free consultation with one of our Cerezen-trained dentists. An oral health examination and a detailed questionnaire will establish if you would benefit from Cerezen and if so you will be offered an appointment with our audiologist to take the ear impressions.
This service is available at both our Billingham and Jesmond practices.