Understanding Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis of the TMJ: Insights from Dr. Tofiq Bohra

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is a condition that can significantly impact a child’s life, especially when it involves the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). As a crucial joint responsible for jaw movements, the TMJ plays a vital role in daily activities such as eating, speaking, and smiling. Dr. Tofiq Bohra, a renowned expert in TMJ disorders, provides valuable insights into managing JIA-induced TMJ issues, particularly through the advanced technique of TMJ arthroscopy.

What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)?

JIA is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16. It is characterized by persistent inflammation in one or more joints, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness. While JIA can affect any joint, involvement of the TMJ is particularly challenging due to its impact on essential functions and facial development.

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The Impact of JIA on the TMJ

When JIA affects the TMJ, children may experience:

Diagnosing TMJ Involvement in JIA

Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial for preventing long-term damage. Dr. Tofiq Bohra emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive evaluation, which may include:

TMJ Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Solution

TMJ arthroscopy is a cutting-edge technique that offers both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. Dr. Tofiq Bohra highlights the advantages of this approach:

The Future of TMJ Management in JIA

Dr. Tofiq Bohra is optimistic about the future of TMJ management in JIA patients. Ongoing advancements in arthroscopic techniques and a deeper understanding of TMJ pathology will continue to enhance treatment outcomes. He advocates for early intervention and regular monitoring to prevent severe complications and ensure optimal jaw function and facial development.


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis of the TMJ is a complex condition that requires specialized care. Dr. Tofiq Bohra’s expertise in TMJ arthroscopy offers a promising solution for young patients, providing significant relief from pain and improving overall jaw function. If your child is experiencing TMJ-related issues due to JIA, consulting with a specialist like Dr. Bohra can be the first step towards a better quality of life.

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Why Choose Dr. Tofiq Bohra?


A patient-friendly Doctor and Expert in restoring youth.

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6 Years of work experience in TMJ Arthroscopy & Total Joint Replacement.


I got a position in TMJ Mini Residency programme, University of Maryland, USA.

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