TMJ refers to temporomandibular joint dysfunction. It causes pain in your joints and muscles that control your jaw movement. The Temporomandibular joint is responsible for connecting your jawbone (mandible) to your skull. It is basically a disease-causing difficulty in the movements of your jaw. According to a survey, 5% to 12% of the population suffers from this disease.
TMJ can be diagnosed by various symptoms it causes, so look for them carefully. Symptoms of TMJ are
- Pain in jaw
- Difficulty in opening and closing your mouth
- Pain around the ears
- Difficulty and pain while chewing anything
- Facial pain
- Pain in temporomandibular joints
- The Pain of neck, shoulder and headache is also common
Causes of TMJ can be arthritis, jaw injury, damage of temporomandibular joints or disc dislocation due to various factors.
Yes, in most cases it is observed TMJ go on its own. The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorder are temporary but recurring. TMJ can usually be treated with self-care and other non-surgical treatments. There are many exercises effective in easing TMJ symptoms. If all the measures applied failed then the last option is typically surgery based.
Is TMJ curable?
TMJ is difficult to diagnose and treat as the exact reason for it is unknown. As mentioned already pain of TMJ is recurring, so it is more correct to say it is not curable but treatable. Cure of TMJ is not yet known but there are treatments possible to reduce pain, discomfort and other symptoms.
To prevent getting the symptoms or disease worse, diagnose the symptoms at an early stage only. Look for the above-mentioned symptoms in you and consult the doctor if you have been diagnosed with it.
Is TMJ painful?
Yes, TMJ is painful but the intensity of pain depends on the extent of the situation. The pain can be mild in beginning but as the situation worse, there can be severe pain near your jaw area. It is often difficult to handle as it causes grinding of your teeth also.
We at Vyom Dental care provide TMJ treatment to help patients recover from the discomfort and pain that TMJ causes. You should definitely seek medical attention if you have persistent pain and tenderness in your jaw. We are TMJ specialists and professionals with many years of experience in treating patients with TMJ symptoms. Our treatments are known to bring great relief from symptoms. Our treatments are according to the range of motion in your jaw and carefully examine the sites of discomfort. The first ray of treatment includes exercises to deal with the problem in an easy way. If the problem persists the next step includes pain relievers and therapies to treat TMJ. In severe cases, we go for surgery.
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