TMJ And TMD

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"As an Expat from the USA, I struggled to find a dentist in Dubai that was up to the standards. Dr. Abdolreza Nassouti took such wonderful care of me on an emergency treatment, with follow-up care and the use of state of the art technology; so I continued my general services at the clinic with satisfaction. The clinic and his services were even better than my treatments in the USA that I am sad to leave the UAE and begin another search."

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The doctors are so friendly and warm; non materialistic; possess great ethical standards of both their profession and their manners; explain very well the procedure; tolerate the behavior of their patients & hire the most beautiful of staff.
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Maybe happy is not the correct word when we are talking about a dental clinic. :-)
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Thanks for all your support during the last years and our son will be your next patient soon!"
Thorsten Lutz

"I have dealt with many dentists in Dubai and internationally. I found that Dr. Jocelyne and her team as thorough in every aspect. They are thorough in diagnosing the problem, explaining what needs to be done, doing what needs to be done, and follow up after the treatment and/or operation. I drive out of my way to reach them and feel comfortable with the professional attention. They are also very friendly."
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"Dr. Jocelyn is the perfect combination of intelligence, compassion, and artist. She has invested in "state of the art" technological advantages for her patient's comfort and results. After seeing such favorable results with our patients, I am glad to say I'm her patient too whenever I pass through Dubai."
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TMJ Treatment by Neuromuscular Dentistry

Are you suffering from facial pain, migraines, tension headaches, and neck pains?
TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Disorder) / TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint)
TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Disorder) / TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint)

What is TMD?

TMD, or Temporo-Mandibular Disorder, is caused when your TMJ or jaw and teeth come together in an unbalanced position. And even though your teeth may seem to fit together, an unbalanced position can cause a lot of strain to your muscles and may result in migraines, tension headaches or other facial and neck pains.

What are the typical symptoms of TMD?

An imbalanced TMJ can results in a variety of painful conditions including, but not limited to:

    - Headaches & Migraines
    - Neck and shoulder pain
    - Clicking jaw
    - Facial pain
    - Ear pain

What can we do to help?

At your initial consultation, we will review your history and make a careful examination including physiological and anatomical status and function of your TMJ to help determine if your bite could be the underlying cause of your problem.

If we believe we can help, we will suggest non-surgical solutions to gradually enable your muscles to support your jaw in a muscle-comfortable position. Typically, this is done through the use of custom-made fixed or removable orthotics that the patient will wear at the initial stage of the treatment to provide support and allow gradual realignment of the jaw. Once the ideal position for the jaw has been reached, a permanent treatment to keep the jaw is its ideal position will be determined.

So what should be your next step?

For many years, we have been helping people suffering from chronic head and neck pain as a result of a diagnosed TMD.

If you think that you may be suffering from TMD, please call to reserve a comprehensive Neuromuscular consultation.

TMJ Dubai
Evaluation of the Muscles activity show tensed muscles.

TMJ Dubai
Muscles activity after TENS and positioning of the jaw and body at a Neuromuscular position. The muscles activities are relaxed.

Testimonials

Ms. Lorea Mejias

TMJ Testimonial

TMJ FAQ’S

  • Who has TMJ problems?

    Anyone can experience TMJ problems usually known as TMD. Typically, those who were born with poor jaw position or improper bite (malocclusion) begin to experience problems in their teen years. Others who have had a history of teeth grinding may begin to have symptoms in their mid-40’s or even earlier. Problems that can be addressed with Neuromuscular dentistry include broken or missing teeth, as well as old, decaying dentistry and TMJ pain. When there is an imbalance in the muscles that open and close the jaw and/or bite then tension is created causing pain.

  • What causes TMJ pain?

    The TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint is the “hinge” that functions when the jaw opens and closes. There are many theories and practices to treating TMJ pain. Every TMJ dentist will have his or her own theory on TMJ treatment. People will often report neck and upper back pain, headaches, sore muscles and even migraines. Neuromuscular dentistry practices under the premise that when the teeth are shortened (either by wear, grinding, old age, clenching or even the cumulative effects of large amounts of dentistry) then the jaw over-closes causing stress and pressure in the TMJ. By restoring the vertical dimension to the teeth or by positioning a carefully fitted orthotic optimal health and function is restored to the TMJ. Many people suffering from TMJ pain have found relief using the techniques and theories of neuromuscular dentistry.

  • What are the treatment options for TMJ pain?

    Fortunately, there are different ways to address TMJ problems. A Neuromuscular approach uses a computerized diagnosis called Myotronics K7 to both relax and find the position where your posture, muscles and joints are in harmony. From this position, we can provide treatment to support your bite in this new position. There are many treatment options including mandibular removable or fixed orthotics, orthodontics and rehabilitation with crowns (Full Mouth Rehabilitation).

  • What is a FMR?

    A Full Mouth Rehabilitation (FMR) is the individual restoration of each and every tooth. The goal of Full Mouth Rehabilitation is to restore ideal occlusion (bite), therefore alleviating tension or pain from TMJ (temporomandibular joint or jaw joint) problems. Neuromuscular dentistry is a practice founded on the belief that a healthy smile begins with healthy function.
    This method of TMJ treatment determines the optimal physiological position of the jaw by measuring the relaxed position of head and neck muscles and then repositions the jaw to achieve those exact measurements.
    Once comfort is established with the orthotic, the next visit is called the preparation. At this four-hour visit, we remove old dentistry and prepare each tooth. Guests leave the office with temporary restorations that position the occlusion optimally. Three to four weeks later, we remove the temporaries and permanently place each ceramic restoration.

  • How the muscles are relaxed and the correct bite is located?

    Myotronics is a computerized process that helps determine the proper relationship between the upper and lower teeth for each individual. During this phase of treatment, the jaw muscles are relaxed by “tensing,” a technique often used by physical therapists to relax muscle spasms.
    Muscle tension is monitored on a computer via special sensors that read muscle impulses to determine when full relaxation has occurred. This two-to-three hour process helps to determine where the individual teeth should be restored so that they are comfortable. When the teeth are functioning in the correct bite position, the muscles and soft tissue around the head and neck remain relaxed.

Recent Google Reviews

Recent Google Reviews

Bexta Tierney, Sep 13, 2017

I've been a client for 21 years! I'm an intrepid dentist visitor but have ALWAYS appreciated the care and professionalism administered by the BRILLIANT Doctor Nassouti. I'm only sorry i wont be able to take him home to Britain with me! THANK YOU for your continued care & dedication to my smile. You have always put my nerves at ease and maintained my confidence.

Klim Popov, Jan 10, 2018

My phobia is extreme when it comes to the dentist. However coming to Dr. Jocelyne changed it all, she makes sure she explains everything she’s doing step by step to make me feel comfortable and not afraid. This experience is amazing. I love this place!!

kisseshugs xx, Feb 21, 2018

Always thought taking out wisdom teeth was a whole ordeal! But Dr.Fadi is a magician and it took him 5 Seconds to get rid of my tooth. I haven’t felt any paint or even discomfort after! Recommend this clinic to anybody who’s dreading the wisdom teeth removal 5/5 !I haven’t felt any paint or even discomfort after! Recommend this clinic to anybody who’s dreading the wisdom teeth removal 5/5 !

Tarik Qahawish, Dec 23, 2017

I have been coming to do my regular cleaning with Dr Nassouti for quite some time now and he is just brilliant. Always virtuous and professional and takes my phobia away very easily. Highly recommend them.