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TMJ

Jaw Joint Disease Treatments

Which treatment is commonly performed in a TMJ clinic?

It is a clinic where all kinds of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders are treated.

Temporomandibular joint is also known as jaw joint.

TMJ Clinic is a special dental specialty that specializes in the treatment of all kinds of discomfort including jaw joints and peripheral tissues.

In the TME clinic, the following special treatment services and more are offered for patients with complaints of mouth opening limitation, sound heard in joints during speech and chewing:

  • T.M.J. Splint and Routine Controls
  • TMJ Function Test
  • T.M.J. Consultation (including x-ray)
  • T.M.J Mechanotherapy
  • T.M.J injection
  • T.M.J. Arthrocentesis
  • T.M.J. Open joint
  • T.M.J.Genioplasty

How long does TMJ treatment take?

It varies according to the cause of the patient’s illness and how the TMJ is affected. Treatment may last several months, depending on the severity of TMJ involvement, and may involve long years of control and follow-up.

Why is there a sound when I move my jaw?

It may be caused by the disruption of the jaw joint. The disc in the jaw joint is displaced, and in this case the sound comes out when we move our jaw.

Can teeth grinding cause jaw diseases?

Teeth grinding can accelerate jaw and joint disease. Likewise, teeth grinding are an important cause of jaw joint disease. When such habits have been identified, precautions should be taken before starting joint or muscular disease.

What treatments can be applied to jaw joint disease and where should I start?

Examination of dentists specializing in jaw joint disorders is require to analyze head, neck, face and jaw joint disorders. At the first examination, questions are asked in detail and all muscles in the head-neck-face region, jaw joint and mouth are examined. Diagnosis can often be made as a result of a detailed examination, but in some cases imaging methods such as tomography can be used.

Holes appear near the gums of my teeth, making me aesthetically uncomfortable. What should I do?

Near the root of the teeth, the holes developing that we call abrasion are two reasons. You can either grind your teeth with a hard brush or when you sleep at night. You should give up the hard brush and go to the soft brush. If you have to grind at night, our patients often do not understand it because grinding is a deep sleeping situation. However, nearby people may notice it. If the reason is grinding, you should wear a Night Tray at night that will be done by your dentist. The holes formed at the bottom of your teeth can be restored with aesthetic fillings.