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TMJ/TMD Treatment

What Is TMJ/TMD Treatment?

TMJ/TMD Treatment

What Is TMJ/TMD Treatment?

Do you have pain when you open your mouth? Does your jaw click when you yawn? Do you suffer from recurring headaches? Do you hear clicking noises when you open and close your mouth?

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If you answered yes to the above questions, you could be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is also known as the TMJ or jaw joint. It allows the lower jaw to open and close and functions differently from every other joint in the body.

TMD can be a very distressing condition as the pain in your jaw joints can transcend to other parts of the body, leaving you clueless about the real reason behind the excruciating pain. The correct diagnosis for TMD can be challenging and often lead to difficulty in TMD treatment.

At Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, Dubai, we are TMD Treatment specialists as we have the expertise to diagnose Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and provide lasting solutions.

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The TMJ/TMD Treatment

TMJ/TMD Treatment

The TMJ/TMD Treatment

Since TMJ disorder is a complex medical condition, only experienced TMJ disorder specialists and those specialized in Neuromuscular Dentistry can diagnose and treat it. At Dr. Paul’s TMJ Dental Clinic, our TMJ specialist dentists in Dubai possess the necessary experience, talent, know-how and equipment to diagnose and provide the optimal treatment for TMD.

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Some of our advanced diagnostic methods are:

  • Electromyographic Analysis: For monitoring facial muscle activity
  • Jaw Vibration Analysis: A non-invasive way of checking the TMJ function
  • Jaw Motion Tracking System: To detect jaw movement restriction

After diagnosis, we suggest a holistic treatment plan that covers areas such as anti-inflammation, joint mobility restoration, and rehabilitation. Our treatment is basically non-surgical and begins with orthotics, where we design an orthosis or splint based on the bite analysis of the patient. It is normally prescribed as a 24-hr wear for a few months until the jaws are restored to their actual neuromuscular position using Deprogramming Splints or Gnathological Splints.

This is then followed by TMD treatments for correcting the alignment of the teeth or the root cause of the problem, such as:

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FAQs

  • Why choose Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic for your TMD treatment in Dubai?

    We are one of the few dental clinics in Dubai offering TMJ/TMD treatment. Our treatment plans are result-oriented and tailor-made combining the knowledge and experience of our neuromuscular experts. As a specialist in TMD treatment with excellent successful results, we can restore your TMJ and provide you permanent relief from pain. So rest assured, the disorder will no longer be a concern for you. Call us today and we’ll help you out.

  • Are there any home remedies to alleviate the pain in TMD?

    TMD is a complex condition that can only be diagnosed and treated by expert dentists. However, these home remedies serve as a quick fix and can help alleviate the pain and discomfort. Home remedies include:

    • Applying cold compress and moist heat at regular intervals
    • Eating soft food
    • Avoiding sticky, hard food and chewing gum
    • Taking over-the-counter muscle relaxants
    • Maintaining good posture
    • Avoiding clenching of teeth during stressful times
    • Relaxing body and jaws
    • Avoid opening mouth wide

  • What are the most commonly seen signs of this disorder?

    • Craniofacial pain (pain in jaw joints, ear, face, neck and head)
    • Restricted jaw movements
    • Recurring headache or migraine
    • Clicking and popping sound from jaws while chewing, yawning, etc.
    • Uneven or locking of jaws

  • What are the habits that can contribute to the disorder?

    There are certain habits that could also contribute to TMD, which are:

    • Night grinding during sleep
    • Frequent use of chewing gums
    • Unnecessary clenching of teeth
    • Involuntary biting of pencil, pen and other hard objects
    • Symptoms of TMD

  • What are the causes of this disorder?

    Some of the main causes are:

    • Ill-fitting crowns and bridges
    • Missing tooth without replacement of artificial tooth since a long period
    • Deviated mouth opening
    • Overuse of jaw muscles
    • Injury or trauma to the jaws
    • Illnesses such as osteoarthritis
    • Dislocation of jaw discs
    • Bad bite
    • Muscular weakness of the jaw
    • Impacted Third Molars

  • What is TMD?

    Temporomandibular Joint is the meeting place of the temporal bones and the mandible (lower jaw). It is a complex structure of bones, tissues, muscles, and discs that work together as a hinge for jaw movements. Any difficulty in the movement of the jaws results in the disorder, a condition affecting the jaw muscles and bones, which is often painful.

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