Aesthetic Laser Dentistry | Melbourne Dentist

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Treatment

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Get better sleep, get rid of your jaw pain and feel more rested with our TMD treatment


During a comprehensive consultation, we will listen and explore all options to create an individually tailored treatment plan best suited to you.

Array Of Options

We have various options available to help you with your TMD/TMJ such as a mouthguard

Easy And Effective

By equipping various options for you to select from we can try to keep the whole procedure to a minumum.

Payment Plan Options

Our flexible payment plan options allow you to receive your treatment today and pay for it late.

What is TMD?

TMD causes jaw and other facial pain and can lead to eating difficulties. It affects an estimated 20 to 30 percent of the adult population to some degree. The condition is most prevalent among people aged 20 to 40 and affects more women than men, although teens have been known to develop the problem.

But what exactly is TMD? TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder. It’s also known as TMJ syndrome or temporomandibular joint disorder.

The temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw bone (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull in front of the ear. It’s one of the most-used joints in your body because it has a lot of work to do in ensuring optimal jaw function.

TMD happens when the temporomandibular joint stops working properly – a problem that can arise if your teeth are misaligned, for example.

Causes of TMD

The exact cause of TMD is often difficult to pinpoint because temporomandibular joints are complex structures containing bones, nerves, tendons and muscles. TMD may be due to a combination of factors, including:

  • Bruxism (habitual teeth clenching or grinding)
  • Physical injury
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Emotional stress
  • Gum chewing

Symptoms of TMD

TMD can result in pain in the following areas:

  • One or both sides of the jaw

Other symptoms of TMD include:

  • Tinnitus – a ringing sound in the ears
  • Popping sounds in your ears
  • Facial swelling
  • Blurred vision
  • Locking of the jaw joint
  • Clicking sounds or a grating sensation

Treatment options for TMD

In most cases, TMD can be treated with non-invasive procedures. Surgery is usually a last resort. Various treatments can alleviate the symptoms of TMD significantly. Your dentist may recommend one or more of the following:

  • An oral appliance like a night splint to prevent your upper and lower teeth grinding together.
  • Orthodontic treatment to move teeth back into proper position.
  • Placing crowns or veneers on your teeth.
  • Muscle relaxing injections.
  • Myofunctional therapy to address problems with facial muscles.
  • Medications such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Laser dentistry
Dr James B Principal Dentist





Find out what treatment is best suited for you.

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There is nothing but smiles from both our lovely staff and patients inside the Aesthetic Laser Dentistry practice. We promote a healthy and comfortable atmosphere throughout our dental clinic


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Advanced Technology

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Our expert team with over 40 years of dental experience helps deliver the most comprehensive care under one roof, we look forward to achieving your smile goals


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Our mission at Aesthetic Laser Dentistry is to show the world that an experience at the dentist does not have to be unpleasant and can be a place of comfort during your stay


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Interest free payment plan options available. The seamless application process is arranged by our team helping you achieve your perfect smile today


Patient Stories

We love our patients, and we are happy to hear that they love us just as much!

Katelyn G

Thank you so much for having me in today Dr James! The team was amazing, they made feel sooo comfortable and my teeth are normal super sensitive so honestly a 10/10 experience. Be sure to check them out!!

Matthew S

I have never been a huge fan of going to the dentist but James made me feel incredibly comfortable throughout the whole procedure. It was relaxed and I never felt rushed. I am glad I have found a dentist I can connect with and I'll definitely be coming back for my check-ups.

Chantelle I

So thrilled with my experience with Dr James. He is a perfectionist and made sure I was completely happy with my new veneers. I broke my 2 front teeth when I was 8yrs and no one has ever been able to make them natural until now. They are just perfect and I have so much more confidence. The staff are all so lovely and caring, I honestly couldn’t recommend these guys enough!

Anthony K

Had an amazing experience at this dentistry. The staff were very friendly and Dr James was polite, detailed with explaining what was happening and made me feel very comfortable, regardless of my fear of visiting the dentist. I will definitely be using this place as my local dentist from now on.

Tim W

I have been to quite a few dental clinics in my lifetime and can admit to being fussy at times, however at last I can finally say ive found a clinic that I would be more than happy to go back too. My experience with Dr James B was phenomenal, I was treated with care, respect and professionalism. Ive been to plenty of dentists before and its simply been a chore for both me and them (I wont name names), giving no real reason to go back to the same dentist. Dr James has been the first dentist to show an interest in me as a patient and as a person, taking me through every step of the plan and procedure I had to undergo.


My son is a little anxious boy and was really scared to go to the dentist. Dr T was amazing with him and took special care to keep him comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr T to anyone who is nervous about seeing a dentist. The best experience.

Aneta R

What an experience. Met Dr Philip Hand to see my child, what an amazing person, been through so many doctors that would just be like you had a bad luck, for the condition of your child, nobody cares. Without even explaining of my daughter condition, he offered his help and handful of best contacts in Melbourne to help me and my girl. He is not only the best dentist he has the hands to help others. Thank you God for meeting a Doctor like Philip Hand, my self Aneta and Aurora will be forever grateful

Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr James B
Jessica G

Amazing cosmetic dental practice, couldn't ask for more! Dream smile and lips achieved

Anthony J

The team at Marriot and Hand were simply amazing. Dr Hand was very knowledgeable and explained everything about the treatments and why it was necessary. Karen was warm and open to all sorts of questions. I never felt rushed. As someone that has not been to a dentist for many years, it was time to face the music - I found them extraordinary professional and caring. Their service was so good I felt like I was catching up for a coffee with a friend rather than a visit to a dentist office. I'll look forward to my next appointment

Nushan Z

Fantastic Staff! Experienced Hygienist and Dentist. Great location with private carparking.

Jass F

After my MCHN suspected the cause of my son's breastfeeding issues was a tongue and upper lip tie, I went to see Dr. Philip Hand. He was one of the more reasonably priced dentists for this procedure. He was very friendly and put me at ease right away. He took the time to examine my son thoroughly and had a great manner with him. He obviously does his job properly and is not just out to get money, as he told me that neither tie was significant enough to warrant cutting. He noticed tightness around his facial muscles, though, and referred me to an oesteopath who has managed to solve the issue. This dentist knows his stuff, is friendly, and if it hadn't been for him, my son would not be feeding properly. Highly recommend him.

    A passionate team

    Meet Our Professionals

    Aesthetic Laser Dentistry have a passionate team of dentists, oral health therapists/hygienists and dental nurses who are dedicated and experienced in their role.

    Your smile is an investment worth putting your trust into our patient-focused dental team. We will ensure your smile makeover journey and beyond is a relaxing experience with our caring staff who look forward to meeting you at our Melbourne clinic

    Dr James in Chair

    James B

    Principal Dentist

    Karen Clark Dental Hygienist

    Karen Clark

    Dental Hygienist

    Philip Hand Principal Dentist

    Philip Hand

    Principal Dentist