What are Jaw Disorders?

Jaw Disorders is a state of incompatibility that occurs with a sudden effect or physiologically in the jaw joint. This can make chewing, speaking, eating, swallowing and facial movements painful. In cases where the treatment is postponed and not performed, it can lead to results that can go up to loss of function.


What are the Causes of Jaw Joint Disorders?

  • Teeth grinding/clenching (Bruxism)
  • Parafunctional disorders (Finger sucking, nail biting, pen biting…)
  • Unilateral chewing
  • Missing teeth
  • Faulty prosthetic procedures
  • Accidents and traumas affecting the jaw area
  • Stress
  • Neurological, psychological problems
  • Anatomical disorders
  • Hematological diseases

What Are the Symptoms of Jaw Joint Disorders?

  • Pain in or around the ear
  • Sensitive jaw muscles
  • Noises from the jaw when opening and closing the mouth
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain when yawning or chewing
  • Jaw joints that feel like they’re “locked in”, “stuck,” or “pop out”
  • Headache

Treatment Methods for Jaw Joint Disorders

The problems experienced with dental applications of jaw disorders can be eliminated. Discomforts can be resolved with orthodontic treatment, prosthetic restoration and botox application. In addition, a soft plate to be worn at night while sleeping can largely or completely eliminate the problems.


As Ankara Çayyolu Dental Clinic, you can contact us to complete your jaw ailments treatments in a comfortable and healthy way by planning your treatment in the form of sedation – half-sleep treatment. For detailed information about sedation – half-asleep treatment, please click here.

I have teeth grinding/clenching, what can I do?

One of the reasons for grinding/clenching teeth is the stress experienced in daily life. First of all, you should try to stay away from stress, but if you can’t do this, you can see a dentist.

As a result of the examination by a specialist dentist, night plaque treatment can be started. Since night plaque will prevent you from grinding/clenching your teeth, it will greatly relieve the jaw pain and the sounds coming from the jaw joint when you wake up in the morning.

In cases where the night plate is not enough, botulinum toxin (botox in dentistry) treatment can be started. This procedure is applied to the chewing and facial muscles, preventing patients from grinding/squeezing their teeth.

How do I stop grinding my teeth?

In case of teeth grinding, night plaque is tried first, and if the problem is not resolved, chin botox can be applied.

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