Trudent Neuromuscular Dentistry


As part of our dental practice, Dr. Murat Sutpideler also offers treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD. TMD is a broad term for a collection of jaw conditions characterized by:

  • Pain in the face, jaw, or teeth
  • Restricted movement of the jaw

Although not all the causes are known, it is believed that TMD can be caused by several conditions, including

  • Injury to the jaw
  • Arthritis
  • Dental procedures
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Misalignment or overuse of the jaw
  • Teeth grinding

Diagnosing TMD is difficult because its symptoms can resemble many other conditions. For example, facial pain can be caused by sinus or ear infections, dental abscesses, migraines, or nerve-related facial disorders. Dr. Murat Sutpideler has years of experience in diagnosing and treating TMD patients. Before making a diagnosis and recommending a course of treatment, he will perform a complete medical evaluation, including a detailed medical history and a physical examination of your face, head, neck, and jaw.

More than 5 million people in Europe currently suffer from TMD, according to Dental and Craniofacial Research (DCR). In addition, 90% of patients seeking treatment for TMD are women of childbearing age, although TMD affects both men and women. Studies show that women are more likely than men to seek treatment for TMDs and that women are more likely than men to report persistent pain related to TMDs. Expert research has also documented an association between hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives and pain management. This may explain why more women experience symptoms and seek help for TMD.

The needs of female patients are something that Dr. Murat and his team are very experienced in dealing with. They have years of experience in diagnosing and treating women's dental problems, with around 70% of their practice being female.

Please contact us today to arrange a consultation if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of TMD.

Tmd Symptoms And Treatment TRuDent Jaw Pain Solutions

The symptoms of TMJ vary, but the most common symptoms are:

  • Dull pain in the jaw joint or surrounding areas
  • Problems using the jaw or inability to open the mouth comfortably
  • A clicking or grinding sound coming from the jaw joint
  • Locking of the jaw when opening the mouth
  • A bite that feels uncomfortable or out of place
  • Headache, neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Swelling of the jaw or side of the face
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss

TMD is treated by relaxing the jaw muscles and moving the jaw joint back into a relaxed position. This may involve using a plastic mouthpiece or adjusting the teeth to correct any bite misalignment.

More complex medical or dental procedures may be required if TMD has been present for a long time or if a patient has suffered severe trauma. Early detection is important, as untreated TMD can lead to increasing discomfort or arthritis in the jaw joint. Dr. Murat and his team can provide TMD relief and treatment at their TruDent clinics in Izmir.


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