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TMJ Treatment

Jaw Pain? We can diagnose and treat pain in the jaw.

Do you experience chronic pain in your jaw?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (jaw joint pain or TMD) is caused by a problem within the intricate connection of the upper and lower jaw. The TMJ is where the upper and lower jaw connect in front of the ears. There is a disc within this joint made of cartilage which enables the jaw to move comfortably and smoothly, as it cushions the impact of the upper and lower jaw. If this crucial component moves position it can hinder the function of your jaw including the ability to speak, chew, breath and swallow.

This can be a painful and inconvenient disorder which needs to be addressed by our TMJ Specialist, Dr Rosenberg at Millennium Dental Mosman in Mosman, Sydney

What are symptoms of TMD or TMJ Pain

TMJ disorders present in many forms. Symptoms can vary from pain on opening, closing, on waking, on eating, yawning and headaches, just to name a few. These symptoms can cause great distress to the sufferer and over time can result in fatigue and frustration, becoming a significant problem.

What causes TMD or TMJ pain?

TMJ Pain/TMD may be caused by the joint itself, from an imbalance of the bite, from orthodontic problems, from night grinding or clenching and muscular imbalances such as overuse. TMJ Pain caused by an orthodontic issue may require neuromuscular dentistry as well as orthodontic attention to train the jaws to sit in the correct position and correct malocclusion such as a crossbite, overbite or underbite which can all alter the pressure on the jaw.

Millennium Dental Mosman will require a history of pain

An in-depth history of symptoms is important so that we can work out the diagnosis. The diagnosis may be simple (night grinding) or complex depending on your habits and other accompanying symptoms. TMD can also be multi-causative as many physiological conditions can contribute to the function of your jaw. The more in-depth understanding our dentists have, the better we can treat patients TMJ pain.

TMJ Treatment with our TMJ specialists

TMJ Treatment may range from a simple night guard, re-establishment of the correct bite with restorative procedures, to orthodontics and even arthroscopic surgery to remobilise the stiff joint. Our TMJ specialist will recommend the best route of treatment for your condition to ensure a rapid recovery if possible. Surgery will be our last resort as we will also try to restore the function of your jaw without invasive measures. If there is an underlying problem of malocclusion or a dental habit we will address that before ever performing oral surgery.

Diagnosis is the key to correct treatment and this should not be undertaken by surgeons without full orthodontic and restorative knowledge. Dr. Rosenberg at Millennium Dental Mosman is a highly-experienced TMJ specialist who can provides orthodontic and restorative treatment so that every factor contributing to your TMD or TMJ can be addressed.

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Sibel Serce

Oral Health Therapist

Sibel is one of our Oral Health Therapists at Millennium Dental.

Since becoming a member of the team, Sibel has consistently demonstrated the utmost commitment and dedication towards helping each of our patients. She has gained her experience in both the public health sector, as well as other private clinics throughout Sydney.

Her friendly nature makes her extremely approachable. When tailoring to her patients’ needs, Sibel ensures she is able to provide an attentive yet pleasurable dental experience for everybody she meets.  She is extremely passionate about promoting oral health to both her friends and fellow peers.

Sibel is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is also bilingual in speaking English and Turkish.

When she is away from the clinic, Sibel loves spending time with her big family, finding cafes for brunch as well a gym workout.

Lisa Bow

Dental Hygienist

Lisa has dedicated her working life to the field of dentistry, initially, at the youthful age of 19, graduating in 1989 as a Chairside Dental Assistant and later graduating in 1994 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Lisa’s 32 years of experience in the dental setting makes her a valuable and sought-after practitioner in our practice. 

Lisa began her dental career in Ottawa, Canada. She later brought her skills and passion for oral health to Sydney in 2000, where she accepted a position with Millennium Dental Care. Lisa spreads the flossing gospel and cares for her loyal clients by providing gentle and effective preventive treatment combined with individualized education and instruction, along with respectful and ongoing encouragementOften hearing, “That’s the best dental cleaning I’ve ever had!” at the end of her appointments. Lisa has many long and loyal client relationships within Millennium Dental Care, several have been in her care for over 20 years. Lisa’s gentle nature and respectful manner can put even the most nervous dental clients at ease. Lisa looks forward to welcoming you and your family and friends into our Millennium Dental Family. 


Lisa regularly attends ongoing continuing education through conferences and courses and is a member of the Australian Dental Hygiene Association and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association. In her free time Lisa enjoys ridiculously long walks, spending time with her two funny teenagers, and learning new skills by watching DIY videos on YouTube. 

Shruti Kulhalli

Dentist

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Dr Shruti Kulhalli has worked in Sydney and Adelaide, both as a dentist and as a university clinical tutor.  Dr Shruti brings extensive range of experience to our practice and strives for perfection when treating each and every one of her patients, always tailoring her approach to an individual’s needs. Her warm and friendly manner ensures a comfortable, personal experience for each patient. Always seeking to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of dentistry, she regularly attends dental conferences and courses all around Australia. With a keen interest in both cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry.  As a mum of 2 young kids, Dr Shruti is especially passionate about the need for great paediatric dentistry.

Dr Shruti particularly enjoys the interpersonal and artistic aspects of dentistry. She loves being able to meet and to get to know different people each day and nothing gives her greater pleasure than using her skills and experience to help people gain optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. She also firmly believes that health is holistic, and when planning treatment, and always considers her patient’s general physical health and their well-being with the knowledge that these can have an important influence on oral health. 

In the little time that she’s not being a dentist or a mum, Dr Shruti is a regular at her local pilates studio, and also loves learning and reading about health and wellness. In 2013, she received her certificate in health coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This has given her the unique ability as a dentist to provide advice to her patients on the link between dental health and nutrition.

Mark Rosenberg

Dentist

Dr Mark Rosenberg graduated in South Africa in 1982, before moving to London for fifteen years. During his time in London, Dr Rosenberg furthered his studies in implant dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetics and general oral surgery. In 1987 Dr Rosenberg received the LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons and also passed his American board exams. Dr Rosenberg benefited from the great experience of running multiple surgeries and a general anaesthetics clinic for many years.

Dr Rosenberg has done extensive courses in cosmetics and implant surgery and holds several post graduate implant and orthodontic diplomas.

Since immigrating to Sydney, he has enjoyed the daily drive from the Eastern suburbs to Mosman. His spare time is spent chasing after his young daughter who keeps him young and tired at the same time! He has kept fit for many years and his present regime involves running, swimming and pilates; however, his knees have decided his marathon running days are over!