The Temporomandibular Joint connects the lower jaw to the skull; it acts as a hinge and enables some essential functions like swallowing, chewing, and speaking. At the same time, it can move in all three directions of space. Jaw joint disorder is a pain and dysfunction syndrome involving the masticatory muscles. Jaw common disorders have affected a widespread segment today. It is caused by the deterioration of the harmony between the articular surface and the disc. Enfield Royal Clinic offers the best TMJ Disorders Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah to correct the problems.
The best candidate for the treatment is someone having the following conditions:
- A blow to the jaw or joint area
- Inflammation of the cartilage
- Pain and discomfort in the jaw
- Difficulty in opening and closing jaw
What are the Symptoms?
If you have any of the following conditions, do not ignore them and get treatment:
- Pain when opening mouth
- Difficulty and discomfort in chewing
- Facial pain while chewing or opening and closing the mouth
- The quick feeling of tiredness in the jaws while chewing
- Sudden changes in the way the upper and lower teeth meet
- Facial asymmetry, which may be due to hyperplasia of facial muscles
Quick Tip! If you notice any of these symptoms, try to see a doctor as soon as possible.
When Should You Consult a Specialist?
If your jaws are sensitive, there is pain that doesn’t go away, or if you can’t fully open your jaws, you should see a doctor who can diagnose these problems. Your doctor will tell you about all the possible causes and treatments for your problems.
Some preliminary tests can be used together with clinical examination to diagnose jaw joint disorders.
The following treatment options can be considered to treat the problem:
People can feel pain relief by wearing soft or firm devices inserted over their teeth.
Exercises can help the jaw movements return to normal by providing flexibility and strengthening of the muscles. It is done when there is no acute pain.
A proper daily routine should be established to deal with the factors and behaviors that may worsen the pain. Some bad habits like nail-biting, grinding, or leaning on the chin must be avoided.
It is a commonly performed medical procedure to diagnose and treat certain joint diseases. The process is usually performed to reduce pain by removing inflammatory mediators from the joint cavity and to increase mandibular mobility by removing intra-articular adhesions.
It is a minimally invasive instrumental method of diagnosis and treatment. Penetrating the joint, the surgeon examines its cavity, delivers medicines, and performs surgical procedures.
It is needed in the group of patients who do not benefit from all these treatments, who now have very severe pain and whose mouth opening has decreased to 1-2 centimeters.
In this case, most of the time, the articular cartilage is removed, and a silicone or autogenous material from the person’s own tissue is placed in its place.
Sometimes, excision from the jawbone and removal of the deformed part of the lower jaw that forms the jaw joint by cutting may be required. However, we consider surgery the last resort and follow more conservatively non-surgical procedures.
The cost of TMJ Disorders Treatment in Dubai can range from AED 10,000 to AED 15,000. The cost of each treatment varies depending on several factors, including the treatment methods used, the doctor’s expertise, or the clinic level. The doctor will determine the actual cost of treatment after the initial consultation.
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The TMJ Disorders Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah requires a multidisciplinary approach that primarily includes patient compliance. Along with the treatment to be administered by the TMJ specialist, it may also require consultation of a physical therapist, psychiatrist, and neurologist. At Enfield Royal Clinic, the specialists can help ease your pain! Fill out the consultation form below to book a free appointment.