Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment in Dubai

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a group of conditions that causes pain and leads to poor functioning of the jaw joint (Temporomandibular joint- TMJ), where muscles responsible for jaw movement are located. Whilst this is unpleasant, with proper care and over time, the pain usually subsides, with the non-invasive non-surgical laser treatment. As a cosmetic dental specialist, Dr Amer will review your symptoms and examine your teeth, gums, and bite movements, and thereby recommend a TMJ treatment that will offer you a non-invasive permanent treatment.

Severe TMD can be debilitating and make simple tasks such as talking and eating painful. In addition to the pain, anyone who suffers from severe TMD will not be able to open their mouths normally, making simple tasks like eating and chewing almost impossible. If you are someone who has been suffering from long-term TMJ symptoms, let Dr Amer guide you to successful diagnosis and treatment.

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Common Signs and Symptoms of TMD and TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) are joints that connect your lower jaw with your skull and are one of the complex joints in the human body. Some of the causes of TMJ issues are over-using of these muscles, teeth grinding, or clenching. TMD disorders can give rise to chronic facial pain and requires immediate medical intervention. Listed are some of the common symptoms of TMD disorders.

  • Radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck
  • Stiffness of the Jaw Muscle
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking/popping in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • Changes in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

What Causes Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)?

The diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders is conducted by a detailed oral examination. Mentioned below are some of the most common symptoms of TMD disorders:

Unbalanced Bite

One of the most common signs of TMJ disorders is bad or uneven bites. Bad bite can cause airway problems, cause allergies, and also result in tooth loss.

Skull Deformation

Deformation of the skull can occur due to external pressure during the time of birth. In addition, bone, muscle, and ligament misalignments can also cause TMJ disorders.

Injuries

Involvement in a severe accident can cause trauma to the joints and muscles in your face, neck, and head and can give rise to TMJ disorders.

Treatment of Jaw Clicking Disorders

Diagnosing Temporomandibular Joint Disorders is one of the most crucial steps involved in treating TMJ disorders. Symptoms such as toothaches, sinusitis, and gum diseases can be signs of TMJ disorders and also other health conditions. Diagnosis and treatment plan to correct jaw popping disorders are drawn up after examining your health history and performing clinical tests such as X-Rays, MRI, and CT Scans.

The treatment for TMJ disorders is based on the seriousness of your condition. Some of the common recommended medical treatments include:

  • Orthodontic dental treatments
  • Laser non-surgical treatment
  • Bite rehabilitation therapy
  • TENS Therapy
  • Trigger Point Injections

Reach out to Dr Amer today if you are suffering from symptoms of TMJ disorders.