Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Jaw diseases

1-minute read

Follow the links below to find our information partners' articles about jaw diseases.

Learn more here about the development and quality assurance of healthdirect content.

Last reviewed: April 2020


Back To Top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Wisdom teeth - Better Health Channel

Wisdom teeth that may cause problems are best taken out sooner rather than later.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Temporomandibular joint disorders - myDr.com.au

Problems with the temporomandibular joint and the muscles that control jaw movement are known as TMJ disorders. They commonly cause a dull, aching pain in the jaw, as well as a clicking or locking jaw.

Read more on myDr website

Teeth grinding - Better Health Channel

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth, usually during sleep.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Teeth Grinding (31-64yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

This is an involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. Information for Adults 31 - 64 years.

Read more on ADA – Australian Dental Association website

Teeth Grinding (65+) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

This is an involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. Information for Older Adults 65+ years.

Read more on ADA – Australian Dental Association website

Oral Appliances to Treat Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliances PDFWhat are oral appliances? Oral appliances are one of the options that you can use to treat mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, as well as snoring. They are also called Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) or Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRA). Th

Read more on Sleep Health Foundation website

Tooth anatomy - myDr.com.au

View this image of the structure of a normal tooth and see what's underneath the enamel of your teeth.

Read more on myDr website

Tooth decay and gum disease

Tooth decay and gum disease are the 2 main types of dental disease, but good oral hygiene can prevent them both.

Read more on WA Health website

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

hand, foot, mouth, disease

Read more on Queensland Health website

Hand, foot and mouth disease - myDr.com.au

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness causing mouth sores and a skin rash. Read about the symptoms, treatment and how to prevent infection by this viral illness.

Read more on myDr website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo