Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment
TMJ disorders, among the most common, irritating and difficult to diagnose problems usually associated with head and neck pain. Temporomandibular joint problems, more commonly known as TMJ dysfunction are common on all age groups. The TMJ is located in front of the ear where the top of the mandible or lower jaw meets the upper jaw at the base of the skull.
Like all other joints in the body, the TMJ is subject to inflammation, orofacial pain, and other chronic joint problems. Many of these issues may be caused by destructive bite habits like clenching or grinding. These actions cause pressure on the joint that can lead to inflammation and general breakdown of the joint itself.
What makes TMJ problems difficult to diagnose and treat properly is the fact that the symptoms vary widely in both location and severity. Symptoms can range from a slight clicking in the jaw with no pain to severe head and neck pain which is not relieved by medication.
Diagnosing TMJ Disorders
Once diagnosed properly treatments include anything from simple placement of a night guard, which prevents pressure on the joint to surgical intervention in more severe cases. A dental health professional is the person most able to diagnose this widely variable and very common issue.
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