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Temparomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

Information about Temporomandibular Dysfunction (Tmj Disorders)

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

  • TMJ disorders include a variety of conditions that cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Your TMJ is the ball-and-socket joint on each side of your head where your lower jawbone (mandible) joins the temporal bone of your skull

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, such as chewing on a pen or chewing gum, may exacerbate the pain of TMJ disorders.
  • Poor posture of the head, 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 when opening your mouth or chewing
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close 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 warm, 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 when you open and close your mouth
  • Examining your bite to check for abnormalities Of Jaws
  • X-ray
  • CT/MRI scan.
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