Here at the Apolonija Dental Clinic, we have been successfully treating TMJ disorders for years. Our treatment of disorders of the TMJ and masticatory muscles feature a modern approach, diagnostics, analysis of the mechanisms and causes of pain, stabilization splints and application of other methods for reducing discomfort.

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Symptoms and signs of TMJ disorders

Pain, popping and clicking in the area of the temporomandibular joint, difficulty in opening or closing the jaw, and even intense pain, balance disorder and headaches, all of these can be symptoms of TMJdisorders.

Stomatološka poliklinika Apolonija, Zagreb centar: anatomski prikaz čeljusnog zgloba.
Anatomical position of the temporomandibular joint

It is a very common cause of mouth and facial pain. Nevertheless, there is a widespread belief that this is a natural condition that cannot or should not be treated. This delays treatment and alleviation of symptoms, leading to more serious  problems with the temporomandibular joint.

Do you need treatment of the temporomandibular joint?

Consider whether you have any of the following symptoms and how serious they are.

Headache and facial pain

Sometimes headache and facial pain are actually signs of a disorder of the temporomandibular joint. Pain in the forehead, temples and even migraines can occur.

They may also be accompanied by pain and ringing in the ears, but also pain behind the eyes.

Stomatološka poliklinika Apolonija, Zagreb centar: bolovi i nelagoda u čeljusnom zglobu, ali drugim dijelovima lica i vrata uobičajeni su simptomi poremećaja funkcije čeljusnog zgloba.
Jaw and neck pain are common symptoms of a TMJ disorder

If you feel difficulty opening and closing the jaw, accompanied by pain, do not postpone a check-up of the temporomandibular joint.

The Apolonija Dental Clinic has been successfully treating TMJ disorders for many years.

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Popping and clicking in the area of the temporomandibular joint

Different sounds and clicks, cracking, snapping or popping in the temporomandibular joint are very widespread and common in people who have a TMJ disorder.

They are divided into sounds of grating (crepitus) and clicking, which occur as a result of displacement of articular discs. Not every sound is a cause for alarm, but if they are accompanied by pain and difficulty in opening the jaw, they will certainly require therapy.

Bruxism or teeth grinding

If you suffer from bruxism, that is, unconscious clenching of the jaw and frequent teeth grinding, you are at risk of developing TMJ disorders.

Maybe you are not aware that you suffer from bruxism? Bruxism often occurs during sleep, so the person is sometimes unaware that they are grinding their teeth. There are a number of signs, changes and symptoms that accompany bruxism.

If any of these conditions interfere with your daily life and work and reduce your quality of life, there is no doubt that you need treatment of the temporomandibular joint.

Treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders

After extensive diagnostics and functional analysis, our first goal in the treatment of the temporomandibular joint disorders will be to relieve symptoms, particularly pain. In order to do this, we must first determine the source of the pain.

The treatment that follows usually lasts several months and your commitment is crucial for its success. Specifically, the most common cause of TMJ disorders is stress. Therefore, in addition to following all treatment advice, you will also need to learn to relax.

At the Apolonija Dental Clinic, we adhere to a TMJ treatment protocol which consists of 4 steps:

Treatment of the temporomandibular joint at the Apolonija Dental Clinic is led by Professor Tomislav Lauc, PhD, whose specialization and area of training is, among other things, treatment of painful conditions of the jaw.

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