H-118, Kamarajar Salai, Anbunagar,Palayamkottai,Tirunelveli – 627011

0462–2534585

0462–2534585

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Morning: 9.30 am -1.30 pm Evening: 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

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H-118, Kamarajar Salai, Anbunagar,Palayamkottai,Tirunelveli – 627011

0462–2534585

0462–2534585

82207 04585

Opening Hours

Morning: 9.30 am -1.30 pm Evening: 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Book Appointment

Your perfect smile is a click away!

Quick ways to say goodbye to TMJ Clicking sound?

Treatment Protocols for TMJ clicking and pain

Do you have some difficulty or stiffness in opening your mouth in the early morning?

Have you heard a clicking sound or pain in front of your ears while eating or opening your mouth,or closing your mouth?

Did anyone complain why you munch very heavily whether they can feel some sound?

Jaw popping refers to a clicking sound from the jaw every time when we try to open or close, which can be followed by sensations of pain.

Most of us will experience this kind of jaw clicking sound or jaw pain at some point in our life.

Can this clicking/ Pain go away on its own?

Most of the time these complaints are temporary and go away on their own,but sometimes these symptoms are serious and can alarm a larger issue.

Is Clicking serious? Is TM joint pain a big deal?

YES, If Clicking sound((every day or almost every day)  or pain persists there’s something wrong. Ignoring this clicking or pain symptoms can result in irreversible damage.

So,how to fix this? A lot of people assume this is not related to dentistry and they consult with general practitioners. They can give pain killers for these jaw issues but that isn’t enough to solve the issue. Sakti Dental, We are specialized  in neuromuscular dentistry. There is no single and one straightforward approach to fix TMD. Each and Every case is different which means we have to analyze each case and choose which treatment method they think would work best. Some individuals’ treatment is easy and only takes a short duration. Some other cases, it can take years to become pain-free. 

Before we dive into what kind of treatment methods we use at Sakti Dental, let’s explain a little bit about what TMD/TMJ is and why it happens.

What is TMD?

The movable Lower jawbone is attached to the skull by the Temporomandibular joints.

Still difficult to imagine?? simple,Just keep  your finger in front of your ear and try to open and close your mouth ,you can easily feel the TM joint.

 It is one of the most frequently used joints (like eating and speaking) in the human body.

TMD refers to TemporoMandibular Disorders.TMD is a group of conditions that creates clicking, pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement.

TMD pain may also be referred to other regions (head, face, neck, and shoulders). This can confuse patients and make them difficult and uncertain about where the pain is truly coming from. 

Symptoms of TMD

What causes TMD?

Congenital problems

Birth Trauma

Malalignment of Tooth

Disproportion of the jaw size

Bruxism( Night Grinding)

Can stress and anxiety cause TMJ?- Surprisingly, yes

Osteoarthritis of rheumatoid arthritis

Hormonal influences

Articular disc issues

Previous injury

It  is  thought  that  the  prevalence of  TMJ problems  may  be  up  to  76% of the  population,  being  more prevalent in patients between  20 and 40  years  of age (Shi et al, 2003) and in women (Luther et al, 2010).

How can we treat TMD?

TMD-related treatment methods vary depending upon the stages. At Sakti Dental , our specialists look at TMD from a holistic standpoint, taking into account things like dental malalignment and blocked airways that can cause clenching/grinding and thus TMD. 

Conservative Treatment Approach

Treatment protocol  

Various Treatment Methods

Orthodontics (Braces) to correct the tooth alignment) 

Occlusal Splints / Stabilization splints

TENSing (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to help relax the jaw

Custom Night guard (to prevent grinding/clenching)

Psychological therapy to help manage stress better

Hyaluronate Injection

Botox injection

TMJ exercises for pain relief – https://www.healthline.com/health/tmj-exercises

In most cases, a combination of these different treatment options will help get a patient to a point where they no longer experience TMD pain. 

How do I know I have TMD?

If you’ve been experiencing some of the symptoms listed above for a few weeks, it may be time to visit Sakti Dental . Do not wait to schedule an appointment if your jaw is continually clicking or is causing you serious pain. 

Minor TMD can, and typically does, go away on its own but ignoring chronic symptoms will only make things more difficult for you and your dentist down the road.

We’d love to help you with your TMD! Contact us by calling (0462)2534585 to set up a TMD consultation with our experts.

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