Facial pain through the neck and shoulders? Know the reason

Having facial or jaw pain spreading to the neck or shoulders? Suffering from ear pain like ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing loss? Hear sounds when the joints move such as clicking, grating, and popping. Or your mouth is swelling on a single side? Jaw locking in a wide open position (Indicating that it is dislocated), or it may not open fully at all? Difficulty in swallowing?
Having a headache and dizziness that is leading to vomit or nausea?

smile infinity tmj disoreder 2.jpgFinally, you get to know about this surprising reason and how it can be treated.

 

 

It is called “TMJ Syndrome” (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome) and it has many causes such as:

  •  Trauma is divided into Microtrauma and Macrotrauma.
    Microtrauma is internal. Grinding the teeth (Bruxism) and clenching (jaw tightening). Hammering on the temporomandibular joint change the alignment of the teeth. If muscles get involved it causes inflammation of the membranes surrounding the joint. Rubbing and pressing on your teeth are habits that may be diagnosed in people who have pain in the temporomandibular joint or have facial pain that includes the muscles involved in chewing.
    Macrotrauma is an impact accident. Can break the jawbone. cause dislocation of the TMJ. Damage the cartilage disc of the joint. Pain in the TMJ can be brought on by dental work whereby the joint is stretched open for extended periods of time. Massage and heat application can be helpful after the dental procedure.
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  •   Osteoarthritis: The jaw joint is prone to arthritic changes. These changes are sometimes caused by a breakdown of the joint or the usual wear and tear of normal aging. The degenerative joint disease causes a slowly progressive loss of cartilage and formation of new bone at the surface of the joint. Cartilage destruction is a result of several mechanical and biological factors rather than a single entity. Its prevalence increases with repetitive microtrauma or macrotrauma. As well as with normal aging immunologic and inflammatory diseases contribute to the progression of the disease.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in joints and could affect the TMJ. As it progresses. The disease can cause a destruction of cartilage, erode bone, and eventually cause joint deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes disease in a variety of organs with features of persistent joint inflammation. It occasionally affects the TMJ, especially in young children.
  • Other causes of TMJ syndrome include infection of the joint, cancer, and bone deformity that occurs at birth.
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    TMJ has many treatment options.
    For chronic TMJ syndrome includes a dentist, ENT surgeon, pain specialist, physiotherapist, and a primary care physician. Modalities used to relieve pain and restore the function of the TMJ may include the use of splints, physical therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and arthrocentesis.While treating bruxism, the doctor may fit you with a splint or bite plate which is a plastic guard that fits over your upper or lower teeth, much like a mouth guard in sports. It can help reduce clenching and teeth grinding, especially if worn while sleeping. This will ease muscle tension. The splint should not increase your pain and if it does, do not use it!
    Surgery is never the first choice treatment for TMJ syndrome. Arthrocentesis entails the use of a needle to clean and irrigate the joint. During the procedure, the surgeon may inject a local anesthetic or asteroid into the joint. Arthroscopy surgery is done when there is suspicion of an internal problem with the TMJ. It does require anesthesia and has a high success rate in resolving pain.Anyone with chronic TMJ syndrome is referred for physical therapy that helps restore joint mobility increasing muscle strength, and relieve pain.

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What are the types of braces?

Dental braces are devices used by the dentist to align and straighten patient’s teeth and help position them to fix the bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Braces also fix gaps. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Braces have a constant pressure which, over time, move teeth into the desired positions.

Types:

– Traditional Metal Braces

are the most common type of braces. These braces have a metal bracket with elastic holding the wire onto the metal brackets.

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Traditional Braces

 

Self-ligating braces

They are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, these braces do not require the use of elastics, which means, fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth to place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

– Clear or ceramic braces

Serve as a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces, by blending into the natural color of the teeth. Typically, these brackets are made of ceramic function in a similar manner to traditional metal brackets. Clear elastic ties and white metal ties are available to be used with these clear braces to help keep the appliances less conspicuous.

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Clear Ceramic Braces

– Lingual Braces

A cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth making them externally invisible.

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Lingual Braces

– Invisible teeth straightening process

For your benefit, at our clinic, your orthodontic problem can be corrected with Progressive Clear Removable Aligners

– Clear Aligner and Ion Aligner

Developed especially for treating adults and allows aligning your teeth in a smooth way without clasps, screws or brackets. Instead of metal elements, you’ll be wearing a biocompatible resin splint, almost unnoticed
In this treatment you will be wearing three splints in each treatment step, consisting of different material thicknesses.
It needs 12 months to ensure the desired result.

– Invisalign

Works by creating a custom series of aligners that are designed to fit your teeth perfectly. It’s a clear option for straightening your teeth and can work well for a variety of cases.

Bits of Advice that should be followed during the treatment:
The aligners must be worn 24/7 except for eating and brushing teeth.
It’s important to brush your teeth after every meal to avoid discoloring or staining.
– New aligners are needed every 2 weeks

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Invisalign

 

– Inman Aligner

A quick way to straighten the front four teeth which reduce crowding on the upper or lower front teeth; this treatment is completed within 6-18 weeks.
The Inman Aligner has a small metal bar, which can be seen

What’s involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?
– Wear the Aligner 16 to 20 hours a day
– Regular Inman checks every 2 to 3 weeks.
– As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse

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Inman Aligner

 

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Our Dental Centers:

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Lebanon: +96170567444

Michigan : +1 313 582 1919

Senegal: + 221 77 700 77

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Smoke & Horrifying Black Gums

Did you know that half of gum disease in smokers is caused by smoking?

Chronic (long-term) gum disease can lead to Horrifying dark gum spots and the loss of your teeth.

Smoking is the main cause of Gum De-pigmentation. In fact, a smoker’s gums tend to turn Grey and dark (melanin), excess melanin buildup in the gums causes an Unsightly appearance.

 

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Smoker Gums

Nevertheless, there is no cause for worry since we at Smile Infinity® affiliated dental clinics  provide the most aesthetic and healthiest solution for Gum Bleaching.

These melanin spots on the gums can be safely and painlessly removed with our popular Waterlase Laser melanin removal technology, On Demand.
The process, also called “Gum De-pigmentation”, usually takes one single session followed by a short healing phase.

 

Gum-Depigmentation

Treatment of gingival pigmentation using the Waterlase Laser is distinguished by its high rate of efficiency and patient comfort. The Gum heals completely without infection, pain or scarring leaving patients with the glamorous, heartwarming smile they seek.

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Waterlase Laser

We Provide this technology at our clinics by the number one cosmetic dentist in the Middle East Dr.Habib Zarifeh head of Clemenceau Medical Center dental division affiliated with Johns Hopkins International.

 

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Waterlase Laser technology boasts many advantages over other conventional methods for melanin removal (scalpel technique, abrasion, etc…)

Waterlase Laser Treatment Conventional Treatment
  • Decreased trauma for the patient
  • Unpleasant bleeding during and after operation
  • High Rate of Repigmentation
  • Low Rate of Repigmentation
  • Ease and high efficiency of Procedure
  • Less Effiient
  • Reduced postoperative discomfort and swelling
  • High rate of discomfort
  • Causes minimum damage to periosteum

Microscopic Dentistry Smile Infinity Beirut Lebanon

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Microscopic Dentistry 

Microscopic Dentistry is a relatively new technology in the world of dentistry.

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Hollywood smile 

Microscope  can be used for a huge variety of treatments. For example, Dental surgery, Root canal treatment, Dental Implants, Hollywood Smile, performed with the assistance of the microscope results in smaller incisions, less scarring, reduced pain, faster mobilization and generally a better outcome.

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Microscopic Dentistry 

 

Using Advanced  technology  to improve the delivery and the quality of treatment  to provide the best service to our patients at our Ferrari Dental Clinics By The number one cosmetic dentist in the Middle East Dr.Habib Zarifeh head of Clemenceau Medical Center dental division affiliated with Johns Hopkins International.

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Smile Infinity Opatija Croatia 

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The International dental clinic is specialized in oral surgery, dental implants, Hollywood Smile, teeth whitening, periodontology, orthodontics, Laser gummy smile surgery, and Cad Cam Computerized dentistry.
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