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TMJ disorders

TMJ disorders

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are a group of conditions that affect the TMJ, the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. These disorders can lead to various symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty in jaw movement. temporomandibular joint can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life.

Causes and Symptoms

Temporomandibular joint can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Clenching or grinding your teeth can put excess pressure on the TMJ, leading to discomfort.
  • Arthritis: Inflammatory joint conditions like arthritis can affect the TMJ.
  • Stress: Stress and anxiety can lead to jaw clenching, exacerbating TMJ issues.

Common symptoms of temporomandibular joint include jaw pain, popping or clicking sounds when opening and closing your mouth, headaches, earaches, and difficulty in opening your mouth wide.

Diagnosis and Evaluation

If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, it’s important to seek professional evaluation. Our experienced dentists at Expert Dental in Qatar will perform a comprehensive assessment, which may include:

  • Clinical Examination: A thorough examination of your jaw’s range of motion and any signs of discomfort.
  • X-rays: Radiographic imaging may be used to assess the structure of the TMJ and identify any abnormalities.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Treatment for TMJ disorders depends on the severity of the condition and its underlying causes. Common treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Simple changes such as avoiding hard or chewy foods, reducing stress, and practicing relaxation techniques can alleviate TMJ symptoms.
  • Oral Appliances: Custom-made oral splints or mouthguards can help prevent teeth grinding and alleviate jaw tension.
  • Physical Therapy: Jaw exercises and physical therapy may be recommended to improve jaw mobility and reduce pain.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications can help manage pain and inflammation.
  • Surgery: In severe cases where conservative treatments do not provide relief, surgical options may be considered.

Preventing TMJ Disorders

Preventing TMJ disorders often involves lifestyle changes, such as avoiding excessive stress, practicing good posture, and not chewing on hard objects. Regular dental check-ups can also help detect any early signs of TMJ problems.

Expert Care for TMJ Disorders at Expert Dental

At Expert Dental in Qatar, we understand the impact TMJ disorders can have on your daily life. Our team of skilled dentists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders. We tailor our treatment plans to your specific needs, providing you with effective solutions to alleviate your discomfort and improve your quality of life.

Recommended Dentist:

Dr. Imad Rustom

Senior Consultant Orthodontist

Qualified from Germany


  • Orthodontic care for all ages
  • Smile enhancement by orthodontics
  • Non-surgical orthodontic treatment
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Snoring & sleep disorder solutions
  • Non extraction orthodontic treatment

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Before and After Orthodontist Cases

Photographs showcasing Orthodontist cases addressed by Dentist Imad Rustom at the Expert Dental Center. Dr. Imad Rustom is a Senior Consultant Orthodontist in Qatar.

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