J&K’s first TMJ Clinic starts at Gandhi Nagar

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Newspoint Bureau

Jammu Tawi, December 17

Jammu & Kashmir’s first exclusive Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) clinic has started at Gandhi Nagar here today.

The clinic will cater the needs of patients who are suffering from Temporo-Mandibular Joint disorders (TMD) as most of the patients have to move out of J&K for treatment of TMD. Temporo-mandibular joint disorder is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the the muscles that move the jaw and the joint which connect the jaw to skull. The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mouth opening and noises from the temporo-mandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement.

Dr Gautam Sharma, President of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) said that there is steep upsurge in number of cases that suffer from TMD especially young adults in the age group of 14yrs to 30 yrs. He informed that main complaint of people accompanying a patient suffering from TMD is that the patient has lost self confidence and avoid meeting people, which is a very disturbing trend and can have negative effect on the psychology of an individual.

Dr Rohit Punga, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, director Zahnärzte- aesthetic facial surgery clinic and visiting consultant Artemis hospital, Gurgaon along with Dr.Gautam Sharma, President IDA will be treating the patients of TMD at Jammu.

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