Bruxism and Temporomandibular Joint

Bruxism and TMJ disorders are common but lesser-known dental disorders. If left untreated Bruxism and TMJ disorders can lead to problems such as joint dysfunction, tooth pain, and periodontal disease. MINISH Hospital has a specialist who specifically only deals with these disorders.

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Bruxism and TMJ


A simple self-diagnosis guide can be followed in order to determine the possibility of either Bruxism and TMJ.


  • If you have a habit of grinding your teeth
  • If you wake up in the morning and your temporomandibular joints are stiff and aching
  • When your teeth are worn out extensively
  • Deformation of the physiognomy due to tooth abrasion
  • Tiredness and pain in the temporomandibular joints and surrounding muscles

Temporomandibular Joints

  • If your jaw doesn’t open completely and makes noise every time you try to open your mouth
  • Headache due to jaw joint, neck, and shoulder pain
  • When the upper and lower teeth are out of alignment due to malocclusion
  • If you grind your teeth during sleep
  • Frequent headaches, neck, and shoulder pain

Bruxism and TMJ


Common symptoms of Bruxism and Temporomandibular Joint include:


  • Tooth damage (abrasion)
  • Tongue pressure
  • TMJ disorder
  • Tooth fracture
  • Gum disease


  • Joint pain
  • Jaw joint sound
  • Lockjaw

Bruxism and TMJ

Treatment Options

Minish Dental Hospital treats bruxism and TMJ disorders according to the type of joint disorders and degree of symptoms. Treatments include medication, Botox, splint, and teeth malocclusion treatment.


Drug treatment/Physical therapy

Combined with physical therapy and medication, it is administered to patients with early myofascial pain or who simply want to get rid of symptoms.


Botulinum Toxin Injection Therapy

The treatment, commonly called Botox therapy, helps patients respond immediately, weakening muscle strength and reducing muscle thickness, reducing the side effects of bruxism. If necessary, 3-4 more injections may be needed.


Dental Splints

Splints stabilize muscles and double the effectiveness of Botox. If bruxism continues after the treatment, splints will relieve tooth damage caused by bruxism. Treatment that promotes the recovery of altered tissue by reducing pressure on temporomandibular joints and discs.

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Bruxism and TMJ

Treatment Process

Minish Dental Hospital will conduct a pre-examination to create a suitable treatment plan for you. Regular checkups are essential for TMJ treatments because precise adjustments by the medical staff are required to accomplish the main purpose of treatment.

Bruxism and TMJ Treatment

Before and After