TMJ Dental Treatment in Tijuana
The temporomandibular joint or better known as TMJ disorder is a common condition that can cause pain in different parts of your body such as your head, neck, and jawbone.
TMJ is the joint that allows the union between the jaw and the skull (temporal bone) is composed of several anatomical structures that allows all mandibular movements.
When this joint is imbalance or unstable is considered temporomandibular dysfunction Temporomandibular dysfunction is a public health problem that affects between 5% and 12% of the population, usually between 20 to 40 years of age and is more frequent found in women than in men in a 2: 1 ratio.
Patients can confuse the symptoms with other diseases.
The recommendation of Dental Alvarez is to make an appoitment at the office, It’s vital to have a TMJ diagnosis as soon as possible, in order to prevent fuller damage.
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As the causes of TMJ disorders are many, the symptoms of these disorders are also quite varied, constant headaches, pain in the face, jaw, or behind the eyes, pain and/or beep in the ears, pain in the neck and back, teeth grinding, difficulty opening and/or closing the mouth, clicks when opening and closing the mouth, daytime fatigue, dizziness and vertigo, and insomnia.
Another point to be emphasized is that since it’s a non popular disease it’s difficult to diagnose early, although this type of dysfunction are increasing rapidly.
To know whether or not you need to resort to a TMJ treatment, this are some of the most common initiators:
- Facial and muscle pain
- Joint pain (pain at the level of the ear)
- Articular noises (thighs in the jaw)
- Alteration in the mandibular movements (Limitation to opening)
- Headaches, neck or back pain
- Otic symptoms, tinnitus and vertigo (dizziness)
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TMJ Disorder Treatments
Sometimes people believe that the TMJ symptoms can go away without the help of any treatment or perhaps using at home remedies.
Some of these persons believe that by chewing soft food, they can reduce the pain in their jaws.
So patients begin to eat more yogurt, soups, and smoothies, among other foods and add some little jaw exercises in order to give some rest to the jaw.
The treatment of first choice consists of the placement of a device of transparent acrylic, removable, non-invasive, easy to make and use that has as main objective to relax the facial muscles, modify the information proprioceptive, as well as establishing a functional artificial occlusion (bite-stable).
Keep in mind that none of these treatments can be the final solution, but perhaps may help to heal and reduce the symptoms.
You must also be prepared because in some cases surgery is required in order to fix the problems with the patient’s jaw.
Don’t be afraid of this, there are rare cases where surgery has been required to relieve the symptoms of this condition.
Some cases once the patient’s jaw position stabilizes it is necessary to perform an orthodontic treatment to improve the relationship of the teeth of the upper and lower arch and achieve occlusal and functional stability.
The Cost of a Dental Work in Tijuana
Dental treatments in Tijuana can save you a lot of money and time, without losing quality and with a certified Tijuana Dentist. We are able to offer dental services with a 50% to 75% off average cost in the United States.
We are located at 10 minutes from the border in the heart of Tijuana.
|Dental Treatments||USA||Dental Alvarez||Savings|
|All on 4 Dental Implants (per arch)||$26,000||$8500||67%|
|Titanium Dental Implant (implant only)||$1,800||$900||50%|
|Full Porcelain/Ceramic Tooth Crown||$1,600||$490||70%|
|Root Canal (Molar)||$1,500||$300||80%|
|Tooth Extraction (surgical or impacted)||$560||$180||68%|
What Patients Say
Had a great experience. Went in to have 3rd molars extracted. Had them both out in about 10 minutes! Felt very comfortable there. They have underground parking, so you don’t have to leave your car on the street. The price was great (compared to U.S. costs). They were very professional. I’ll be back soon for the other side!
Again I have to say the best place for dental work. Amazing staff, dentists, and assistants. I’m a huge chicken when it come to dental work. Not once did I feel uneasy or even pain. I had 8 lower teeth pulled. Go back in November for implants.