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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

What is TMD?

TMD is a disorder affecting the body’s two temporomandibular joints, which are located directly in front of your ears. They’re triangular-shaped and designed to act like hinges for your jaw, allowing you to comfortably and easily open your mouth to eat, drink, and speak. A patient struggling with TMD may experience a wide range of painful or aggravating symptoms, among them frequent headaches or migraines. Other TMD symptoms:

  • Neck, shoulder, or lower back pain
  • Tingling of the extremities
  • Difficulty hearing or ringing/pressure in the ears
  • Pain, tenderness, or swelling of the face
  • Jaw popping/clicking
  • Restricted jaw movement

Types of TMD

There are actually different varieties of temporomandibular joint disorder. According to the literature, the conditions fall into these three main categories:

  • Myofascial pain caused by the muscles that control jaw function (over 90% of the cases fall into this category)
  • Dislocated jaw or the displacement of a disc, resulting in internal derangement
  • Degenerative joints such as arthritis in the jaw joints or osteoporosis.

What Causes TMD?

The causes behind TMD can range of misaligned teeth and/or teeth grinding to whiplash, sports injuries, or missing teeth. TMD is a disorder of the jaw joint, nerves, teeth and chewing muscles that fall into three main categories.  Regardless of the cause, though, Dr. Sutter offers state-of-the-art care backed by years of advanced training and education.

Diagnosing TMD and TMD-Related Migraines

Boci is best dental implant clinic Bangalore, to diagnose TMD with K-7 and Tek-Scan, two sensitive and revealing diagnostic tools. The K-7 system performs electromyographies, joint sonograms, and computerized mandibular tracking, allowing Dr. Sutter to precisely evaluate your joints, muscles, and range of motion.

Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy

Disclusion Time Reduction is a computer-guided form of treatment that makes minor adjustments to teeth, improving occlusion and allowing the muscles to relax. By improving occlusion and relaxing muscles we can eliminate pain and the need for surgery or wearing a mouthguard.

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry concerns the treatment of your muscles and nerves, in addition to the treatment of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints. A neuromuscular dentist like Dr. Sutter brings a whole-mouth approach to care, following the idea that every part of your smile should work together in harmony. The result isn’t just better oral health but better wellbeing overall.

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About BOCI

Branemark Osseointegration Center India

We started in 2009, as an Associate of the Branemark Osseointegration Center(ABOC) Sweden, to help set and elevate the standard of care in implant dentistry using the hands-on approach. Our unique strength lies in collective knowledge shared between the Associated Branemark Osseointegration Centers around the world.

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