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  • JAW / TMJ Therapy

                People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.

                One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking.

                People with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.

                Some treatments for TMD include muscle relaxants, aspirin, biofeedback, or wearing a small plastic appliance in the mouth during sleep.

                Minor cases of TMD involve discomfort or pain in the jaw muscles. More serious conditions involve improperly aligned joints or dislocated jaws. The most extreme form of TMD involves an arthritic condition of the jaw joint. Traumatic injuries also can cause jaw dislocation.

                In these cases, jaw surgery, may be required to correct the condition. Some jaw surgery can be performed arthroscopically.


                If someone is truly having a problem that is associated with their TMJ’s, then providing a correct bite would be a big step in the right direction. A bite such that the "molar fulcrum" is eliminated and the TMJs remain in the 'rest' position. This is where splint therapy comes into the picture. A splint (when made correctly) is a physiologically correct bite. In other words when the splint is placed over the upper teeth it instantly provides a bite where the muscles, joint and teeth do not antagonize each other, rather they work in harmony with each other as nature intended. This device helps prevent migraines, tension headaches and reduce the intensity of jaw clenching during sleep and really reduce the intensity of the headaches as well. So, if symptoms diminish while wearing a splint, then it can be assumed that the problem truly was TMJ in nature, and definitive treatment can be performed to minimize future problems.

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    FAL Shopping Center
    King Abdul Aziz Road
    P.O. Box 41726,Riyadh 11531,
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Phone : 00966 - 1 - 4542929 / 4549788 / 4549784
    Fax : 00966 - 1 - 4569563 / 2050096

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