Friday, 7 April 2017

Say Goodbye to Pain With TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your skull to your jaw bone. You have one joint on each side of the jaw. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw’s joint and in the muscles that control the jaw’s movement.

The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often tough to determine. Your pain might be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or injury. Some individuals who have jaw pain also tend to clench or grind their teeth, although many individuals habitually clench or grind their teeth and never develop TMJ disorders.
In most cases, the pain and discomfort related with TMJ disorders is momentary and can be relieved with medication or nonsurgical treatments. Surgery is typically a last option after conservative actions have failed, but some people with TMJ disorders may benefit from surgical treatment.
What are the Symptoms?
  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw
  • Pain in one or both the temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain in or around your ear
  • Difficulty in chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joints, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sense when you open your mouth to chew. But if there's no pain or limitation of movement associated with it, you probably don't need treatment for a TMJ disorder.
How Is It Treated?
There are a number of ways through which TMJ Disorder is treated. Therapies like Oral splints or mouth guards (Splint therapy, orthodontic therapy, occlusal appliances, Physical therapy & Counseling are also recommended. If nothing works then it has to be treated using surgery.

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