About temporomandibular joint dysfunction treatment

The temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting the base of the skull and the lower jaw. Its involved constantly: when eating food, when talking, etc.

Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – a comprehensive definition that indicates its incorrect operation.

Symptoms of temporomandibular joint malfunction

Causes of TMJ disfunction:

  • Asymmetry.
  • High load.
  • Other reasons: arthritis, arthrosis, injuries.

One of the most frequent symptoms that occurs before the onset of pain is a click when opening or closing the mouth. It arises due to an overload of the joint and indicates a problem in its work. 

Why it is impossible to delay the joint treatment

  1. When the joint is malfunctioning, it experiences increased overloads.
  2. Treatment, unfortunately, takes quite a long time (even the “unloading” of the joint and muscle relaxation do not occur immediately, and it may take up to a year or more to eliminate the causes).

Methods for the diagnosis of joint dysfunction and treatment

The treatment of the jaw joint is carried out by specialists – gnatologists. Gnathology is a fairly new science, within which there are different directions and schools.

  • Some of the specialists give priority to working with the muscles, that hold the lower jaw. Proceeding from this, both diagnosis and treatment are built – muscle relaxation and staging of their proper operation.
  • Another direction is the correct setting of the bite, a very accurate work on prosthetics with grinding and the production of onlays on each tooth. From this point of view, the doctors diagnose what bite the patient has, how the jaw moves and closes, which occlusion, etc. Diagnostics includes various hardware methods, it is quite complicated and lengthy.
Naturally, during treatment, it is necessary to pay attention to both these problems and solve them in complex.

The usual tactics of treatment is:

  • quite complicated diagnosis with identifying the causes of dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint;
  • muscle relaxation and pain syndrome eliminating;
  • elimination of the causes of dysfunction (as a rule, this is occlusion adjustment and prosthetics).


Holder of Postgraduate Degree (Aspirantura) in Orthodontics awarded in the Russian Federation, attended advanced training courses in Malaysia and Spain. Actively participates in conferences and is an author of scientific works.
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  • Panoramic radiograph (for internal use)
  • Comprehensive treatment plan

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