TMJ Treatment

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TMJ Treatment

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are vital to the basic functions of your mouth, such as chewing, speaking, and swallowing. These joints, located on either side of the head, work in concert with a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones. Any disruption in this intricate system can lead to a painful and sometimes debilitating TMJ disorder.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can be caused by a multitude of factors:

  • Arthritis, leading to inflammation and degeneration of the joint
  • Dislocation of the joint
  • Injury to the jaw area
  • Malalignment of teeth and jaw
  • Stress and teeth grinding (bruxism), leading to excessive wear and strain

These issues can disrupt the smooth movement of the jaw and cause symptoms like tenderness, clicking, popping, or difficulty in moving the jaw.

Diagnosis and Treatment at Gorbatov Dentistry

At Gorbatov Dentistry, diagnosis is the first crucial step in treating TMJ disorders. Dr. Dmitry Gorbatov's examination includes assessing the joints and muscles for any abnormalities, and depending on the diagnosis, a referral to a specialist might be necessary.

Tailored Treatment Plans

The approach at our office aligns with the recommendations from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), which emphasizes a “less is often best” strategy. This involves a step-by-step plan starting with simple treatments and progressing to more involved ones if needed:

  • Adapting to a softer diet
  • Avoiding habits like chewing gum or nail biting
  • Applying heat packs to manage pain
  • Utilizing relaxation techniques like meditation to control jaw tension

Advanced Treatments for Complex Cases

If the symptoms persist, more targeted treatments may be recommended:

  • Exercises to strengthen the jaw muscles
  • Medications such as muscle relaxants, analgesics, anti-anxiety drugs, or anti-inflammatory medications
  • Night guards or bite plates to minimize clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Orthodontic treatment or adjustment of uneven teeth if required

Our world-class dental office on Ocean Drive, oceanfront in Hollywood, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled team. We don't merely manage symptoms; we aim to uncover and address the root cause of the problem.

Dr. Gorbatov's extensive experience in Cosmetic Reconstructions, TMJ, and Oral Facial Pain Disorders enables him to craft personalized, effective treatment plans for every patient. Our commitment to your well-being goes beyond aesthetics; we strive to enhance your overall health and quality of life.

If you are struggling with symptoms related to TMJ disorders, don't wait. Your path to relief and improved well-being begins with a proper diagnosis and targeted treatment plan. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gorbatov and experience the transformative difference that world-class dental care can make.

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