The two Temporomandibular Joints on either side of the face allows the lower jaw mobility and freedom to chew and bite. When the joint experiences pain or discomfort caused by stress or damage to either the nerves or muscles the individual will find it hard to eat and to speak. Moreover, if the condition is left untreated it leads to other problems in the area spreading to the head, neck, and shoulders with severe muscle tension and headaches. Teeth grinding, stress, malocclusion, and jaw injuries are the main causes for Temporomandibular joint Disorders (TMD).
TMJ/TMD dentists offer various treatments for TMD which usually requires prolonged treatment to reverse the impact damage to the area, thus alleviating the discomfort experienced. Jaw exercises, and special devices like night guards and splints, are part of the treatment process. Refraining from early treatment will pose difficulty in normal life reducing the quality of your health. Migraines, headaches, chronic neck and shoulder aches are some of the symptoms for TMD.
There are two types of occlusion equilibrium methods which is to bring both jaws into harmony with each other. One is the Occlusal Intervention which is to manually adjust the jaws whilst the second is occlusal appliances. This method utilizes devices like mouth guards and splits to readjust the TMJ over a period of time and prevent further damage by blocking bad habits like teeth grinding.
Occlusion Equilibrium is in which the dentist in Jumeirah reshapes the biting surfaces that are causing friction between each other. Shaping the biting surfaces allows more room and a smooth meeting of both the upper and lower jaws. The aim of the procedure is ensure that teeth from the upper and lower jaws fit correctly into each other eliminating the constant pressure experienced by the TMJ.
Sky Clinic Dental Center JLT, offers safe and comprehensive dental treatments including general, preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.