Thursday, 29 March 2018

No More TMJ Pain; Come Here To Feel A Jaw-drop Moment

Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on each side of the head that connects the jawbone to the skull. These joints work with bones, discs, muscles, and ligaments and act like springs while speaking, yawning and chewing. TMJ disorders cause pain in the jaw joint and muscles that control the entire jaw movement. Mostly, the condition happens due to overuse, inflammation, and jaw injury.

The causes of TMJ disorder

  • Physical injury
  • Dental surgery
  • Infections
  • Clenching/grinding teeth during sleep
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Excessive gum chewing
  • Anxiety or stress

Symptoms of TMJ disorder

  • Pain in the ear, jaw, face, and neck
  • Jaw joint lock
  • Pain while chewing
  • Tired feeling on the face
  • Headaches
  • The pain feels like a toothache
  • Tinnitus
  • Stiff and sore neck or jaw muscles 
  • Numbness and tingling in the face
  • Vertigo
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw while opening and closing the mouth

How is TMJ diagnosed?

Other conditions such as sinusitis, gum disease, tooth decay cause similar symptoms. So, the dentist will first ask your medical history and then perform a physical examination. He will check the jaw joints, tenderness or pain; listen for grating or popping sounds while moving the jaw. The patient may be asked to bite in order to find out problems with facial muscles. Finally, he may recommend entire face X-ray, followed by CT/MRI for further investigation.

Treatment for TMJ pain

The TMJ pain may be mild, moderate or severe. Based on the condition of the pain, the treatment should be taken. For mild pain, you can follow some conventional methods to reduce pain and swelling. Taking NSAIDs, hot/cold pack fomentation, avoiding excess jaw movements, using mouth guards, doing some relaxation techniques, eating soft foods may help out to reduce the pain, tenderness, and swelling.

When you feel moderate pain, then Low-level laser therapy, Radio wave therapy, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may aid out.
When the said treatments do not help you out and suffer from severe pain, then surgery is the final option. TMJ Arthroscopy, Open-joint surgery, Corticosteroid Injections, Arthrocentesis, Modified condylotomy are some of the surgical options to eliminate TMJ pain.

Chinthamani Laser Dental clinic, Chennai has been headed by highly experienced dentists from various dentistry disciplines. They provide perfect dental solutions for all dental issues. Their TMJ pain treatment in Chennai is bespoke one. Many patients have been receiving excellent treatment for TMJ disorders.
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Friday, 9 March 2018

Basal Implants - An Alternative To Conventional Dental Implants

Basal Implant is a completely advanced method for Dental Implantation. There is no need for bone augmentation for basal implants, even in the worst cases. Basal Dental Implantology utilizes the basal – cortical portion of the jaw bones for retention of the dental implants which are uniquely designed to be accommodated in the basal – cortical bone areas. In cases of severe bone atrophy in patients with 'insufficient' bone level, basal implants have a special form that allows their placement.

Where to visit for Basal Implants In Chennai

Chinthamani Laser Dental Clinic and Implant Center is the perfect destination for Basal Implantation procedure with well advanced technologies. The main highlights of Chinthamani Dental center in Chennai are highly skilled and experienced doctors and staffs who are well dedicated.

Characteristics of Basal implant and screws:

  •  Can be used as an anchor for dentures and allow the patient to immediately restore masticatory function
  •  Basal implants are indicated for almost all patients, even toothless
  •  For improving the retention of dentures, removable dentures can be placed over basal implants
  •  Placement of basal implants has a lower price than the classical procedure because of the reduced treatment stages
  •  In just one visit, Basal implants can be placed immediately after extraction of teeth
  •  As the implants are resistant to infection, the risk of infection and rejection are minimal
  •  Basal implants can be placed in smokers and patients with diabetes

Advantages of Basal Implants

  •  Improve the quality of appearance
  •  Reliability
  •  Improved self respect and confidence
  •  Cost saving
  •  Helps in bone deficiency situations

There are mainly two types of Basal Implants, Basal osseointegrated implants or BOI implants and BCS- basal cortical implants.
Basal Implants for Severe Periodontal Conditions - Periodontal disease is never a contra-indication for Basal Implants. When the teeth are removed, the infection is removed completely and the implants are placed.
Basal Implants for Atrophic Bone Maxilla and Mandible - Even patients with ATROPHIC JAWS can be REHABILITATED with BASAL IMPLANTS WITHOUT BONE GRAFTS.

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