TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the small hinge that connect the temporal bone of the skull to the lower jaw bone. This particular joint is mainly responsible for the mobility of the jaw. There are many reasons for disorders related to the TMJ which include disc displacement and arthritis. There are two of these joints on either side of the jaw and they are made up of muscles, bones and nerves. This means that any wear and tear to the TMJ can cause migraines, earaches, and also pain in the neck and shoulders.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

The major symptoms of this type of disorder include extreme pain in the mouth, ear and facial region. The patient can also begin to grind their teeth and clench them without realizing it.

Main Causes

The major causes of TMJ Disorders in Dubai can be due to traumatic incidents like an accident due to sports, bruxism, and malocclusion which is the irregularity in the shape of the teeth. Another major reason for people to get temporomandibular disorders is due to increased stress.

Treatment Method

There are some cases where the pain associated with a TMJ disorder will reduce over time, but in most cases, medication is required. Mouth guards and oral splints are another non-surgical way of treating TMJ disorders. If the pain persists even after resorting to these methods, our surgeon will advise you to have a surgical procedure done.

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