Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Or TMJ
TMJ, or tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, is a very common condition that affects a good number of people. This is a condition that often comes with a lot of jaw pain in certain degrees, severe headaches, intermittent ringing within the ears and grinding teeth. Most people who have TMJ will be completely unaware that the main cause of the problem is something that their dentist can treat easily and effectively.
The tempro-mandibular joint is actually the hinge that connects the jaw to the temporal bones in the skull, located in the front part of your ears. This joint allows you to move your jaw side to side and up and down, giving you the ability to chew, talk and yawn.
TMJ symptoms can be rather debilitating for some people, which can interfere with daily life a great deal. The well being and comfort of the patient is always the main goal of a dental practice, so pain relief will be one of the first considerations of your dentist. There will testing of the area to fully diagnose and then put together a plan of action for treating any underlying TMJ causes.
Treating Your TMJ
Suffering from the symptoms of TMJ can get worse whenever the patient goes through stress. There can be intense outbreaks of pain that will often lead to dizziness or neck pain.
You may have misaligned teeth, or a "bad bite" that your dentist can work to adjust so that your teeth can be realigned. The adjustment will hopefully stop the jaw pain, dizziness or headaches that you are experiencing.
Grinding teeth is another symptom that can be addressed with your dentist. By working with your dentist to fit an appliance that you can wear on your teeth as you sleep can help you to stop the grinding and hopefully prevent any damage to your teeth or your smile.
No matter what, it is important that anyone experiencing TMJ makes a visit to their dentist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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