Jaw Problems in East Wittering, West Sussex

The Witterings Dental Practice
Ingol Cottage, Cakeham Road, East Wittering
West Sussex PO20 8BP
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General Treatments » Jaw Problems

The way your teeth meet when your top and bottom jaws close down on top of each other is known as your 'bite'. If your teeth don't fit together properly, you could have malocclusion or 'bad bite', which can cause problems with your teeth, gums, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles in your face.

This misalignment, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can also cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night. This can lead to facial pain, headaches, discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing, migraines as well as neck and shoulder pain, even back pain.

If you recognise any of these symptoms or suffer with these on a daily basis, you will need to see a dentist to treat your problems or refer you to a specialist if necessary.

In some cases, the treatment includes wearing a hard plastic appliance at night. This is made to measure and fitted onto your bite accurately, so that when you bite on it, your teeth are in a position where your muscles are relaxed. This also stops your teeth from becoming worn down by grinding and protects them. Depending on the origin and severity of your problem, you may need orthodontic treatment or maxillofacial surgery. Other solutions may include replacing missing teeth or adjusting any ill-fitting bridgework that you may have.

The important thing to do is see your dentist as soon as possible so your problem does not become worse over time and require more drastic measures to correct.


  • Having moved from Surrey just a year ago, I had to find a new dental surgeon.

    Our new dentist, Dr Farid Rafatnia, at the Witterings Dental Practice is brilliant. I had quite a lot of work done including extraction, fillings and bridges. All were carried out within a cheery atmosphere and with great professionalism. Anyone who goes there will really benefit from this dental practice. The staff are all so cheerful and helpful too.
    - Mrs Audrey Cartwright, Wittering
  • Doctor Rafatnia has provided me with substantial dental treatment during early 2014 and I cannot recommend him enough. The treatment has been of the highest standard and to my complete satisfaction. Doctor Rafatnia is very pleasant, professional and reassuring.
    - Elisabeth Kretzmer, Chichester
  • Excellent
    - Mr Roberts
    18 Apr 2016


    Friendly practise, with knowledgeable, helpful staff.
    - Mrs Jones
    18 Apr 2016


    Good dental treatment and always happy smiling staff
    - Miss Davis
    18 Apr 2016
  • A very supportive team and caring dentist who treats you without any pain what so ever. So gentle and calming.
    - R Pearce
    23 Mar 2016


    Very friendly, helpful dentists and staff.
    - Anonymous
    19 Mar 2016


    Friendly, helpful service and good with my children.
    - Anonymous
    18 Mar 2016
  • We have been going to this practice for over 30 years. During this time my wife and I have always been treated with every care and consideration. Before joining The Wittering Practice I was always in dread of having any dental treatment but was very soon put at complete ease with the care and understanding that has always been shown. We have even had to call this practice from a cruise ship with a problem and was seen and treated on the day we returned. Many thanks.
    -M Downey
    23 Mar 2016
  • My family has been a part of this practice for years, it is always a good, professional, friendly service.
    - Anonymous
    18 Mar 2016


    Mr Harris is a fantastic dentist, would recommend to anyone.
    - Anonymous