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TMJ treatment

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders involve problems with the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull.

These disorders can cause pain, discomfort, and limited jaw movement, significantly impacting a patient’s quality of life. Treatment for TMJ disorders aims to relieve pain, restore joint function, and prevent recurrence.

Indications:

  • Chronic Pain in the TMJ Area. Pain during chewing, talking, or yawning;
  • Limited Jaw Movement. Difficulty in opening or closing the mouth;
  • Clicking and Popping in the Joint. Sounds during jaw movement;
  • Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain. Associated with TMJ dysfunction;
  • Bite Problems. Misalignment of teeth causing joint stress.

Contraindications:

  • Acute Inflammatory Diseases. Infections in the oral cavity or joint area;
  • Uncontrolled Systemic Diseases. Severe cardiovascular or immune conditions;
  • Allergy to Materials and Medications. Need for alternative treatment methods.

Types of TMJ Disorder Treatments

  • Conservative Treatment. Use of medication, physical therapy, massage, and exercises to relieve pain and inflammation and improve joint mobility;
  • Orthopedic Treatment. Use of special splints, mouthguards, and orthopedic devices to correct the bite and reduce joint stress;
  • Injection Treatment. Injections of medications (hyaluronic acid, corticosteroids) into the joint to reduce inflammation and improve function;
  • Surgical Treatment. Surgical interventions to restore joint structure and function (arthroscopy, arthroplasty).

TMJ Disorder Treatment Procedure

  • Consultation and Diagnosis. The doctor conducts an examination, takes a medical history, and orders X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to assess the joint condition;
  • Conservative Treatment. Prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, massage, and exercises to alleviate symptoms;
  • Orthopedic Treatment. Fabricating and fitting splints or mouthguards to correct the bite and distribute joint load;
  • Injection Treatment. Administering injections into the joint to reduce inflammation and improve function;
  • Surgical Treatment. Performing surgery to restore joint structure in severe cases of the disorder.

Post-treatment Care

  • Follow the Doctor’s Recommendations. Take prescribed medications, adhere to rest and dietary guidelines;
  • Regular Check-ups. Monitor joint condition and treatment effectiveness;
  • Perform Exercises. A set of exercises to improve joint mobility and strengthen muscles;
  • Avoid Stress and Physical Strain. Prevent overloading the joint.

TMJ disorders require a comprehensive approach and individualized treatment plan. Regular doctor visits, adherence to recommendations, and proper oral care can help achieve positive results and improve quality of life.

FAQ

How long does TMJ disorder treatment take?

The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disorder and can range from several weeks to several months.

Is TMJ disorder treatment painful?

Treatment may involve some discomfort, but modern methods minimize pain.

Can TMJ disorders be completely cured?

Complete cure depends on the cause and timing of treatment. Significant improvement and symptom reduction are often achievable.

What restrictions should be followed after treatment?

Avoid excessive physical strain, follow a proper diet, and adhere to the doctor’s recommendations.

Is surgery necessary for TMJ disorders?

Surgery is required only in severe cases when conservative treatments do not yield results.

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Dental treatment photo protocol

During the initial consultation we will definitely carry out photodiagnostics of the condition of the teeth and portrait photography in our photo studio if you are preparing for orthodontic treatment, prosthetics, or teeth whitening. Next we take a photo of the current treatment and at the end you can see the result of your treatment in the photo.

Photos are attached to your electronic health record and help you participate equally and track your treatment progress.

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Painless treatment

A mixture of nitric oxide and oxygen in a small concentration reduces the level of anxiety and control in anticipation of what is happening in the dentist's chair.
Indicated for children after three years for any type of treatment, adolescences and adults as well.

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Digital treatments protocols

We have implemented accurate digital protocols for surgical planning and aesthetic prosthetics in adult patients in the planning of orthodontic treatment for the smallest patients in difficult cases.

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Comprehensive approach

Each patient who comes to our clinic for the first time receives a detailed comprehensive consultation of several specialists on the state of oral health. This is necessary in order to develop an individualized treatment plan that is suitable for this particular person, based on a complex of problems in the oral cavity, and not on a single decayed tooth.

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