TMJ Treatment in Dubai

Pain in your jaw? TMJ disorder might be involved

TMJ Treatment

Your pain can be relieved with the right treatment

TMJ or temporomandibular joint is the only joint in the head and neck region that connects your lower jaw to your skull. It is present on both sides of your head, in front of your ears. The joint is responsible for opening and closing of mouth, during biting, chewing and speaking.

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) normally presents as clicking sound while eating and talking, occasionally painful jaw movements during function. The cause for TMJ disorder can be many from missing back/ posterior teeth, teeth grinding, injury to mouth, overworked muscles surrounding the joint or even arthritis. We have internationally qualified TMJ specialist at Shams Dental Clinic to diagnose the cause of your pain and advice you the management accordingly.

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TMJ disorder management depends on the cause of the pain. Treatment options are mostly non surgical and includes medication, appliance therapy (splints or mouth guards) to name a few. In severe cases surgical correction may be required.

During teeth grinding, or bruxism the muscles around the joint at overworked and constantly under stress, this can in turn cause pain around the joint and its supporting structures. Book an appointment with TMJ specialist to determine the best treatment for you.

The exact cause of a TMJ disorder is unknown. However, it is known that misalignment of teeth, trauma to the teeth or jaw, stress, teeth grinding, arthritis, habits such as nail biting and pen chewing can be few of the contributory factors towards developing a TMJ disorder.

 There is possibility that playing of wind instruments like a saxophone can cause TMJ problems, especially in non-professional players. 

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