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What is Jaw Joint (TMJ) Treatment ?

What is Jaw Joint (TMJ) Treatment ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ, Mandible Joint) is a dynamic living tissue that connects the lower jaw with the skull. Jaw joint disorder is a pain and dysfunction syndrome involving the masticatory muscles. Jaw joint disorders have affected a widespread segment today. Jaw Joint Disorder is caused by the deterioration of the harmony between the articular surface and the disc.

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What are the Causes of Jaw Joint Disorders ?

Direct trauma to the jaw or joint area (as a result of accident or impact)
  • One-sided chewing habit
  • Tooth deficiencies
  • Teeth grinding and clenching
  • Stress, depression etc.
  • Non-physiological tooth occlusion
  • Developmental defects of the joint (hypoplasia etc.)
  • Degenerative joint disorders, osteoarthritis, arthrosis
  • Degenerative joint disorders, osteoarthritis, arthrosis
  • Autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus
  • Orthodontic disorders
  • Unknown factors

How to Diagnose Jaw Joint Diseases ?

In the diagnosis of

Jaw joint disorders, some ancillary tests can be used together with the clinical examination. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are frequently used imaging modalities. Rarely, scintigraphy or PET examinations may be required. In addition, the use of splint is a diagnostic tool.

Does Jaw Joint Treatment Reduce My Pain ?

Jaw Joint treatment, the loads on the joints are reduced and the correct chewing habits are gained, stopping the abrasions on the tissues and providing a great relief.

Does Jaw Joint Treatment Provide Complete Recovery ?

Jaw joint treatment may not always heal completely, it would be wrong to say that elongation or deformation in the jaw joint disc or accessory ligaments can be completely repaired or healed. If the cause of the disorder is closure or Orthodontic, a great relief is provided in the jaw joint with the disappearance of the disorder after Orthodontic treatment, but the joint tissue that was eroded before the treatment cannot heal.

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