TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a common ailment of the jaw joint. It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans have TMD symptoms at one time or another. A majority of these people are women between the ages of 20 and 40.

What Is TMJ?

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are problems that affect your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw joint. They also can affect the muscles of the face that help you to chew.

Expert's Opinions

  • Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says "Dental cavities can be a cause of your loss of tooth if not treated on time with filling, crown or root canal treatment. Treating the infected tooth on time can help you get rid of pain faster.”
  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says "Dental cavities if detected at an early stage can be treated by dental fillings which will prevent the tooth from further decay.”
  • Dr. Reena Waghela Dental Director of Sabka dentist says "dental cavities or caries are caused due to improper brushing and flossing habits. Cavities or caries can be avoided by following the oral hygiene thoroughly and getting regular dental check-up done."

Deciding on the Right Treatment

Temporomandibular dysfunction includes a wide range of disorders that often overlap. They include:

  • Muscle problems that affect jaw movement
Is It Your Jaw? A Symptoms Checklist for Temporomandibular Disorders

Temporomandibular disorders can cause symptoms that are similar to other diseases.

Surgery may be advised if conservative treatments do not relieve pain and help you move your jaw better. These earlier treatments may include splints, physical therapy and medicines to treat pain and inflammation.

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Dr. Priyanka graduated in 2008, obtained her BDS degree from the faculty of dentistry at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Upon graduating, she was selected to complete a multi-disciplinary hospital residency at Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai. This residency provided her with advanced training in all the specialties of dentistry. Dr. Priyanka then moved to private practice, working as an associate dentist.
Dr. Priyanka has a diploma in Soft Tissue Lasers from IALD and fellowship in Implant & Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Priyanka completed MBA in Hospital Management and Clinical Research. She has worked at Sabka Dentist since 2012 and is pleased to say that their advanced technology allows dentists like her to provide patients with painless, gentle dentistry and a pleasant experience.