Does anyone know of a TMJ specialist in Melbourne, Australia?
Over here there doesn't seem to be any TMJ clinics or TMJ specialists, like there is in the US. At the moment I have just seen an ordinary dentist & an oral surgeon in relation to my limited opening of 1.5 -2 cm. The dentist basically couldn't do anything- he made me an occlusal splint, but I think all it does is protects my teeth from my grinding. I also clench, so I don't think the splint helps with that as my lower teeth can bite into the splint. He referred me to the surgeon as he couldn't do anything for me. I then went to the oral surgeon, hoping he'd have some conservative treatments. But he just jumped to arthroscopy & there is no way that I'm doing that at this stage & especially as I haven't been locked for that long.
If there is anyone that knows of any TMJ specialists in Melbourne or even anywhere in Australia, please let me know. I have been doing internet research & can only find general dentists that say they 'deal with TMJ problems'- but who knows how much they actually know. I want to find someone that is conservative & deals only with jaw problems.
Any recommendations would be much appreciated!