We Offer Effective Treatment Methods For Tmj Pain Relief

We Offer Effective Treatment Methods For Tmj Pain Relief

October 23, 2020

Boca Raton, Florida dentist Reda Abdel-Fattah Offers Effective Treatment Methods for TMJ Relief.

Misdiagnosis of the temporomandibular joint disorder [jaw joint problem] often occurs when patients seek medical rather than dental help for jaw pain and stiffness. People failing to visit a dentist with expertise in evaluating and managing TMJ disorder do not receive the appropriate treatment. Dr. Abdel-Fattah is an expert in this field. He is a clinician, author, and lecturer.

TMJ disorders’ primary symptoms include difficulty opening and closing the jaw, cracking, or popping noises emanating from the jaw joint during movement, recurring headaches, and ear pain in the absence of infection or other possible causes. Some seemingly unrelated symptoms such as ringing in the ears, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, and atypical facial pain or toothache may occur.

Dr. Reda A. Abdel-Fattah gives patients a thorough evaluation of the existence of incorrect bites, structural damage to the mandibular joint, facial muscle spasm, or other issues affecting the area surrounding the jaw joint. A 3-D scan and an MRI may be needed when Dr. Abdel-Fattah likes to confirm or rule out specific problems.

Based on the type of TMJ disorder, Dr. Reda A. Abdel-Fattah recommends a specific treatment that may include one or more of the following: a particular oral device to provide bite balance and stabilization, anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxant medications, physical medicine, or other means to alleviate the pain and discomfort. In some cases, and after reducing the pain and regaining functions, correction of the bite may be needed through crowns, bridges, or braces.

For more information about diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders, please call 561-391-5331 to make an appointment.