TMJ disorder describes a condition characterized by pain in the jaw, neck, and head. Causes of TMJ include excessive clenching of the jaw, grinding of teeth, stress, and an improper bite. Thousands of Indians suffer from facial pain associated with TMJ. At our clinic we now offer several treatment options to correct TMJ related disorders, including several non-surgical TMJ treatments. Dr. Rajesh Naik along with his team, can create a TMJ treatment plan that includes tooth restoration with dental implants or dentures, and fixed or removable bite splints. When worn, these bite appliances prevent teeth from touching each other, and help to reduce pain in the jaw, neck, and head that is the result of TMJ.
To learn more about the TMJ treatment options available at our clinic please contact us today.
BRUXISM (NIGHT GRINDING)
Bruxism is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth, unintentionally, and at inappropriate times. Bruxers (persons with bruxism) are often unaware that they have developed this habit, and often do not know that treatment is available until damage to the mouth and teeth have been done. Damage caused by bruxism often includes the following symptoms. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Symptoms may include:
Abraded teeth, Facial pain, Oversensitive teeth,Tense facial and jaw muscles, headaches,Dislocation of the jaw, Damage to the tooth enamel, exposing the inside of the tooth (dentin)
A popping or clicking in the TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ)
Tongue indentation, Damage to the inside of the cheek
The symptoms of bruxism may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult a dentist or your physician for a diagnosis..
CAUSES & TREATMENT
Although this habit is unintentional, oral health specialists often point to excessive stress and certain personality types as typical causes of bruxism. Bruxism often affects
persons with nervous tension such as anger, pain, or frustration, and/or persons with aggressive, hurried, or overly-competitive tendencies.
Treatment for bruxism:
Treatment may involve:
– A specially-fitted plastic mouth appliance may be worn at night to absorb the force of biting. This appliance may help to prevent future damage to the teeth.
-Biofeedback involves an electronic instrument that measures the amount of muscle activity of the mouth and jaw — indicating to the patient when too much muscle activity is taking
place so that the behavior can be changed. This is especially helpful for daytime bruxers.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays (also known as indirect fillings) are designed to fill in cavities and areas of damage in the teeth. Like regular fillings, they protect the teeth from further decay; however, while traditional fillings fit inside a cavity, inlays and onlays are placed on top of the tooth to build up the cusp of the tooth and add strength. While regular fillings are made of a soft material that is fitted inside of the tooth, inlays and onlays are molded from porcelain and cemented in place. Fortunately, Dr. Rajesh has acces to best labs which use latest technologyto fabricate the indirect fillings. To learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays, or other restorative dentistry procedure schedule a free consult with Dr.Rajesh to discuss in detail.
Interested in this service?Get Latest Price from the seller