Sometimes we can hear a ‘click’ sound coming from our jaw joint while eating, sometimes yawning, and sometimes talking. This sound may also be accompanied by pain. The source of this sound and pain is the temporomandibular joint.

The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints that muscle you to open and close your mouth, and the jaw muscles. These joints, located on both sides of the head muscle work together with muscles, ligaments, and bones to help you chew and talk. Any problems that prevent this system from working properly can cause a painful TMJ disorder. If you or someone you love feels pain around the jaw, neck, or ear, it is important to schedule an appointment with your Turkey dentist to find out the source of the pain and explore your temporomandibular joint surgery in Turkey options.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders:

– Pain in or around the ear,

– Hearing a click or an explosion sound when opening the jaw,

– Headaches and neck pains,

– Sensitive teeth when there are no dental problems,

– Pain or tenderness muscle the jaw or jaw muscles,

– Jaw pain and clicking sound when chewing, biting or yawning,

– Difficulty opening and closing the mouth or difficulty chewing,

– Sliding to the right or left when opening the jaw.

It is important to seek medical attention if you are unable to fully open or close your jaw if you have persistent pain or tenderness in your jaw. Here’s how you can check if your jaw is opening and closing correctly and if there is a problem with your joints. Go to the mirror, release your teeth without clenching and start opening your mouth very slowly. If your jaw is opening by drawing a straight line from the moment it starts to open to the point where it is fully opened, there is no problem. But if it finds its place before and after the loss to the right or left, it may have started a problem in your joints. You should consult your dentist to discuss possible causes and treatments for your disease.


Since each temporomandibular joint has a disc between the ball and the socket joint, the disc serves as a cushion for friction, which normally occurs when the jaw and closes. If the disc is damaged or does not work properly, the friction movement can cause excessive pain around the jaw, neck, face, and ear.

Possible causes of TMJ disorders include:

– Trauma to the jaw,

– You’ve had your jaw dislocated before,

– Excessive stress and associated teething or grinding,

– Very old bridges and prostheses,

– Broken, rotten or missing teeth,

– Arthritis.

For simple self-care treatments at home, I can recommend eating soft foods, applying ice packs to painful areas, and doing light muscle to the jaw muscles to relieve pain. It is very important to avoid rapid, sharp jaw movements, such as yawning and shouting. In between, painkillers can help reduce inflammation. If the pain does not improve or worsens after a few days of home treatment, you should not neglect the pain and visit your dentist.

Decongestants are muscle drugs such as muscle relaxants, oral devices such as dental protective night plaques, or surgical procedures may be among the treatment options. If you have been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder, your dentist will plan the most appropriate treatment process.

The most proactive solution for patients suffering from facial pain is to immediately make an appointment with a dentist in Antalya, Turkey.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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