The teeth and gums suffer from different issues with the passage of time. The Treatment of TMJ Disorders is a good option to solve different Temporomandibular Joint problems.
What is Treatment of TMJ Disorders?
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint between the lower jaw bone (the mandible) and the temporal bone of the skull and is responsible for jaw movements. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by pain in the jaw area and limited movements of the mandible. The problems can be in the joint itself, like arthritis, internal derangements like disc displacement, and trauma in the muscles surrounding the joint. When the muscles are the cause, the condition is called Myofacial Pain Syndrome.
The following signs indicate you may have Jaw Joint Disorder;
- Stiff face
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Limited movements of the mandible
There can be many causes for this issue. The following three are the common causes;
- The damage of join due to an injury.
- The damage of cartilage of joint due to arthritis.
- The disk moves in an improper way that disturbs your alignment.
Results and Benefits
You can expect the following results and benefits from it;
- It protects the ear’s health.
- It enhances overall health.
- It alleviates chronic discomfort.
- It reduces the risk of dental damage.
- It boosts the mood and quality of life.
- It allows the patient to enjoy the meals again.
Who is a Candidate?
You are a candidate if you have a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. If you have the symptoms mentioned above, you should visit a dentist as soon as possible.
What is the Aim of Treatment?
The jaw joint disorders treatment aims at the following;
- To elevate the pain and discomfort.
- To make the person start eating again.
- To solve the issue with the teeth and gums.
Which Technique is Used?
We always use the latest technique to perform this procedure. If you think you are suffering from a TMJ disorder, our doctor will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, before determining if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder. He or she will then discuss various treatment options, which includes:
- TMJ Arthroscopy
- Open-joint Surgery
- Modified Condylotomy
- Nighttime Mouth-Guards
How to Prepare for the Treatment?
Your dentist may ask you to do the following;
- Avoid smoking and drinking.
- Avoid aspirin and blood thinners.
- Take prescribed medicines and lab tests.
Post-Op Care and the Recovery Time
Your dentist may ask you to do the following;
- Take prescribed medicines.
- Take care of the treatment site.
- Eat and drink as per the instructions.
Cost of Treatment of TMJ Disorders
The cost of TMJ treatment in Dubai depends on some variable factors such as the location of the treatment facility, the expertise of the doctor, and the nature of the issue. In other words, the price varies from patient to patient. Contact us now if you want to know the exact price of the treatment in your case.
TMJ Disorders FAQ’s
What is the main cause of TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) syndrome can occur due to many reasons. Some main causes include arthritis, jaw injury, jaw misalignment, teeth injury, teeth misalignment, teeth grinding, gum chewing teeth clenching, poor posture, and stress.
Can TMJ fix without surgery?
Yes, it is possible to fix it without surgery. After proper diagnosis, your dentist may be able to cure it without surgery. Do not worry, if surgery is required because less invasive options are available these days. You can leave it untreated if it is not causing pain and discomfort.
Can TMJ cause permanent damage?
Yes, the chronic TMJ dislocation can cause permanent damage in the long run if left untreated. The muscles, tendons, cartilage and the articular eminence (AE) can get damaged permanently. At least consult a dental surgeon; maybe your issue could be fixed with simple jaw exercises.
Can TMJ affect the brain?
The person with TMJ problem may stay in chronic and unbearable pain. This issue can disrupt the thought process and focus. Chronic pain can also affect memory and can cause mental problems. Treating it is not always expensive and time-taking.
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