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Treatment of temporomandibular joints

Do you suffer from cumbersome migraines that your General Practitioner is not able to explain? Do you “eat” your own teeth at night? Severe headaches and neck pains, teeth pain hypersensitivity, facial pain, mouth trembling and crackling sound during jaw movements – these are the most common symptoms of a malfunctioning temporomandibular joint. All this indicates that its high time to visit our specialist and launch the rehabilitation of the temporomandibular joint.

A common ailment occurring in patients is the so-called bruxism, which is excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching due to increased muscle tension, impairments in the ability to chew as well as cervical spine and pectoral girdle disorders. It causes cumbersome headaches, shoulder pains as well as cervical spine and upper limb pains. Disregard and negligence of bruxism leads to abrasion of teeth and, as a future consequence, to the necessity to perform costly prosthetic replacements. The launch of the treatment at a relatively early period allows to maintain the natural shape of teeth and avoid the expensive treatment.

Specialists at Maestria Digital Dental and Face Clinic will advise you on how to resolve the problem of clenching and grinding your teeth, support you in ridding of the persistent headache as well as eliminate tensions in neck and shoulder areas.

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Treatment of temporomandibular joints at Maestria

The background for treating dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint consists of appropriate diagnostics. During the first visit, the doctor conducts an interview and performs manual examination of head and neck muscles along with temporomandibular joints and articular capsules. Furthermore, the doctor also evaluates the functions of tongue as well as dentition and determines whether upper and lower teeth approach each other appropriately (occlusion). He establishes the causes of headaches, facial and back pains as well as diagnoses the crackling sounds in temporomandibular joints.

After the initial diagnostics, the doctor shall be able to decide whether it is necessary to conduct additional examinations such as, for example, tomography of temporomandibular joints.

Based on information obtained from the interview and the examination results, the doctor will thoroughly diagnose and propose treatment of temporomandibular joints such as, for example, head and neck muscle relaxing apparatus, which is fit onto the teeth before falling asleep – the so-called splint therapy (relaxing splint) – and rehabilitation of temporomandibular joints.

The doctor might also propose physiotherapy with an aim to relax joints and increase flexibility of muscles along with learning how to perform exercises by oneself. It often happens that a doctor sends the patient for treatment from an orthodontist or prosthetist due to the fact that treatment of temporomandibular joints if often linked with orthodontic and prosthetic treatments (for example occlusion alignment).

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dr n. med. Andrzej Bożyk

MD Andrzej Bożyk

Excellent prosthetist with experience in abundance, specialist in treatment of temporomandibular joints as well as Invisalign® Certified Doctor – an American orthodontic treatment method with the use of invisible aligners! If you have problems with teeth abrasion, experience crackling sounds during jaw movements or suffer from pain in the areas of temporomandibular joints or migraines – its high time to see and consult Dr. Bożyk.

In 1998, he graduated from medicine and dentistry studies at the I Faculty of Medicine with English Language Division at the Medical University in Lublin with Very Good result. Since 2000, he has been the assistant at the Department of Dental Prosthetics at the Medical University in Lublin as well as member of PTS and PTDNŻ.

In 2004, he was recognized with academic title of Doctor of Medical Sciences. In 2008, he passed the specialization from the field of Prosthodontics while in 2015 he launched his specialization in orthodontics. Furthermore, he is the co-author of 55 scientific papers and 68 symposium abstracts.

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Our advantages

  1. Excellent specialist in the field of temporomandibular joint treatment.
  2. Innovative electronic face bow allowing for functional analysis of patient’s temporomandibular joints.
  3. Excellent on-site diagnostics – panoramic radiography, tomography, cephalometry, More…
  4. Wide range of therapies.
  5. Rehabilitation.
  6. Measurement of treatment results.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Rehabilitation of the temporomandibular joint consist of exercises adjusted individually to the needs of each and every patient. The scope and dynamics of such exercises ought to be determined with the doctor specialized in treating chewing organ dysfunctions. Exercises ought to be performed so that there is no crackling sound in the temporomandibular joint. All results of treatment can be measured by a special method of EMG – examination of tension in jaw muscles.

Why is it worth enlisting for consultations at Maestria?

  1. Excellent specialist in the field of temporomandibular joint treatment.
  2. Modern methods for performing analysis of functioning of temporomandibular joints.
  3. Full diagnostics conducted in one place (panoramic radiography, tomography, cephalometry).
  4. Interdisciplinary team – possibility of vast consultations (prosthetics, orthodontics, surgery, implantology).
  5. System of advanced anesthetics (computer-controlled anesthesia CALAJECT, inhalation sedation, narcosis).
  6. Better results of post-procedural regeneration (use of stem cells and growth factors of the patient).