TMJ & Facial Pain
Sherwani Dental Associates is providing the best TMJ pain management in Lahore, Pakistan. If someone is having trouble with TMJ pain, then visit us with full confidence that your problem will be managed properly.
When the Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint has a malfunction and does not work properly, then we consider it as TMJ pain. In most cases the patient feels clicking sound while opening and closing of mouth, there is pain with the jaw movements and patient feels difficulty in chewing properly.
The jaw is locked in few cases, and the patient is unable to open the mouth or has strong pain when trying to open the jaw. In case of TMJ pain or any other facial pain, it is highly recommended to consult the specialist, because relief from such pains take some time (months) to reduce with proper management; and such pains do not settle on their own without any intervention.
Diagnosis of TMJ Disorders
There are devices to check the TMJ, however the most common method is to check the joint manually. Following are the means through which the dentists assess the joint:
- Palpating the TMJ region for any swelling and pain points while comparing both the sides.
- Hearing the clicking sound on opening and closing of jaw.
- Examination of the jaw movements, the space being sufficient and capacity of movements without any difficulty for the patient in maneuvering.
- Pressing the TMJ and asking the patient to open the mouth wide, then assessing the pain.
Along with manual assessment of TMJ, following can be called by the dentist:
- OPG x-ray (Full-mouth x-ray)
- CT scan
- Arthroscopy of TMJ
Treatment of TMJ
We have the availability of surgical and non-surgical treatment methods to resolve TMJ disorders, but the most critical point is to get the correct diagnosis of the problem, so that management can be done accordingly. In chronic cases, the patient has severe pain around the TMJ, so pain management takes the first priority in such cases.
The aim of our specialists at Sherwani Dental Associates is to guide the patient with the proper diagnosis of problem and devising the best treatment modality in every case separately. We prescribe medicines to reduce pain, jaw exercises and provide the patient with devices to wear in the mouth. If all these methods are not sufficient to resolve the problem, only then surgical method is considered for the patient.
Sherwani Dental Associates takes full responsibility for being with you from the moment of correct diagnosis till the day your problem is truly resolved, we consider ourselves the guardian of your oro-facial health.