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Temporomandibular Disease/Disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions that cause pain and poor function in the jaw joint (Temporomandibular joint- TMJ), and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. Whilst this is unpleasant, with proper care and over time, the pain usually subsides. Severe TMD can be debilitating and make simple tasks such as talking and eating excruciatingly painful. In addition to the pain, anyone suffering from severe TMD will not be able to open their mouth as normal making eating and chewing almost impossible.
Injury to the jaw, temporomandibular joint, or muscles of the head and neck, such as a heavy blow or a bad fall may cause TMJ. It can also be caused by the pressure borne by bruxism (grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaws). People with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis may develop TMJ as a secondary condition.
TMJ Signs And Symptoms
radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck
jaw muscle stiffness
limited movement or locking of the jaw
painful clicking or popping in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
changes in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
Diagnosis with TMJ Treatment
Diagnosis is critical before any treatment, more importantly because other conditions including, toothaches, sinusitis or gum diseases, can cause similar symptoms to TMJ. Your dentist will examine your history and will conduct thorough clinical tests to determine the cause of your symptoms. Your dentist may also take x-rays to see how your upper and lower teeth fit together. Imaging test, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a computer tomography (CT), may also be required to see if the TMJs are in proper position as your jaw moves.
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