Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJ, can be a real problem for some people. What starts out as some pain or clicking in the jaw can turn into a problem that causes headaches and involves neck and shoulder muscles as well as those in the face. Sometimes it even can affect hearing. When the situation gets to be disruptive to your life, it is time to seek out TMJ dental treatment. A good and experienced TMJ dentist can diagnose the problem and offer you the proper treatment for your problem.
Symptoms of the TMJ disorder:
A variety of symptoms accompany TMJ disorder. Many patients complain of headaches, ear pain and limited ability to open the mouth. Symptoms will vary from patient to patient depending on the cause of their discomfort. Other Common Symptoms include:
- Dull, aching pain in the jaw joint
- Neck, shoulder and facial pain
- Locking of the jaw
- Pain or ringing in the ears
- Hearing loss
- Dizziness and vision problems
- Uncomfortable or uneven bite
- Swelling of the face and mouth on the affected side
- Unexplained morning headaches
- Limited jaw mobility, especially when chewing or yawning
- Pain in the mastication muscles, in the area in front of the ears
- Popping, clicking and grating sounds in the joints
- A perception that the occlusion (bite) does not work properly
- Jaw locking in open and closed positions
Most patients with a TMJdisorder report a wide array of additional symptoms, which are not directly associated with this condition, such as dizziness, tinnitus, shoulder and neck pain, tooth pain, earaches, mobile teeth or fractured teeth. In addition to dental professionals, other doctors and physicians can also evaluate and treat the symptoms. Due to the complicated nature of the condition and symptoms, many patients have reported visiting several different doctors, such as neurologists, rheumatologists and otolaryngologists seeking treatment and therapy.
Treatment provided by a TMJ dentist involves more than one element and includes home care, medication, behavioral intervention and dental techniques. The most common dental treatment for a TMJ disorder is a hard interocclusal appliance, also known as mouth guard, which covers the maxillary of mandibular teeth. This device prevents grinding which usually causes more severe damage if left untreated.
If your symptoms match up with TMJ symptoms, visit your dentist for an evaluation. Left untreated, pain will persist and symptoms may get worse. Your dentist will help you determine the cause of your TMJ and recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
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