Dental disorders are very common among people and almost always require medical attention. Aches and pains happening in the mouth and dental cavity could be excruciatingly painful and therefore difficult to ignore. Seeking specialist treatment is thus, the only solution.
TMJ or TemporoMandibular Joint and muscle disorders cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. It occurs in the jaw, leading to dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control the movement of the jaw. Although TMJ could be excruciatingly painful and the symptoms significant and long-term for most sufferers, for some it’s not a serious issue, just an occasional and temporary discomfort that they have learnt to live with, and with the pain going away with little or no treatment. Due to reasons which aren’t known, the condition is more prevalent among women than men.
TMJ is primarily of three types and it’s possible for a person to suffer from a combination of these conditions at the same time:
- Myofascial pain involving discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function
- Internal derangement of the joint involving a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle (the part located at the end of a bone, most often part of a joint)
- Arthritis – A group of degenerative/inflammatory joint disorders (rheumatic diseases) causing pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joints, muscles and bone and which can affect the temporomandibular joint.
Apart from pain in the jaw muscles, TMJ could also cause pain in the face or neck, difficulties in swallowing, jaw muscle stiffness, limited movement or locking of the jaw, painful and sustained clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth, a change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together, frequent ringing in the ears, bad posture, extreme snoring or serious migraine headaches.
Sometimes it may be difficult to recognise the symptoms of TMJ as there are many dental as well as other physical conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disturbances or fibromyalgia (a painful condition that affects muscles and other soft tissues throughout the body), which may result in similar signs and symptoms.
Although some TMJ disorders are believed to have been caused as a result of trauma to the jaw or temporomandibular joint, an exact reason for this condition has not been identified so far.
Since the exact cause of TMJ is not known and because there are many diseases which cause similar symptoms, it has become equally difficult to identify the problem. This is why it’s important to consult experienced professional dentists if somebody is suffering from the above-mentioned symptoms. In Dubai, the best solutions for TMJ are offered by the German Dental and Neuromuscular Clinic located at Unit 1002, Cluster W, Tiffany Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
Dental treatments for TMJ disorders can also vary. Some patients are provided with fixed or removable orthotics during the diagnostic phase. What these orthotics do is to provide support to the lower jaw while properly positioning the head and back until the patient’s jaw has found its most stable position. Afterwards, adequate treatment for each case, which could be an orthodontic treatment, a restorative treatment or a bite adjustment, will be determined after properly studying the problem. At the German Dental Clinic, you have the guarantee that the top dental experts in Dubai will do their utmost to correct these issues with the best possible solution tailor-made for you, depending on your problem, with the right technology and care.
Whether your complaint is something serious such as TMJ or simple dental treatments such as a filling or tooth extraction, you could be assured of the best treatment, technology and care. The personal touch provided by the highly qualified and experienced dentists at the Clinic, who are the best in the industry, is what has made their services so valued in Dubai and has taken them to the top of the industry today.