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Information about Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

We Have to Know about the Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

  • TMJ disorders embody a spread of conditions that cause tenderness and pain within the synovial joint (TMJ). Your TMJ is that the ball-and-socket joint on all sides of your head wherever your mandibula (mandible) joins the os of your bone

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes of Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

  • Trauma from a severe blow to the jaw,
  • Degeneration of the joint, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Other habits that overwork the jaw muscles, like chewing on a pen/chewing gum, can exacerbate the pain of TMJ disorders.
  • Poor posture of the top, neck, and shoulders such as pushing your
  • head forward or slouching while working at a computer

Do’s and Don’ts of Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

Signs & Symptoms of Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • Aching pain in and around your ear
  • Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • A clicking sound or grating sensation once gap your mouth or mastication
  • Locking of the joint, creating it troublesome to open or shut your mouth
  • A headache
  • Uncomfortable bite

Medical advice for Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

  • If the symptoms persist for more than 1 day

Risk factors of Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

Treatment for Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

  • Heat or cold. Applying heat, moist heat or ice to the side of your face may help you relax your muscles or alleviate pain
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Biteplate./ Nightguard appliance
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • Corrective dental treatment.
  • Surgery

Self-care for Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)    

Investigations for Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)  

  • Examining your teeth to wear patterns that would indicate chronic grinding
  • Listening to and feeling your jaw  once you open and shut your mouth
  • Examining your bite to check for abnormalities Of Jaws
  • X-ray
  • CT/MRI scan.
Temporomandibular Dysfunction
Temporomandibular Dysfunction