TMJ - TMD - Temporomandibular Joint Disorders - Symptoms - Treatment
Guide to Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
TMD is a group of conditions that affect the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ).
What Are Temporomandibular Joint Disorders?
The jaw is the joint which is primarily affected in temporomandibular joint disorders.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect your lower jaw to your skull. There are two matching joints, one on each side of your head, located just in front of your ears. "TMJ" literally refers to the joint but is often used to refer to any disorders or symptoms of this region. Problems include popping sounds in the jaw, jaw pain, earaches, and other types of facial pain.
Bruxism / Teeth Grinding And Clenching
Bruxism is when you clench or grind your teeth. The term clenching means you tightly clamp your top and bottom teeth together. The stress of clenching causes pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. This can lead to jaw joint disorders, jaw pain and soreness, and other problems often collectively referred to as "TMJ" or temperomandibular joint problems.
Cause of secondary headache (Image)
Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunction, can be a cause of secondary headache. Secondary headaches result from underlying disorders which produce pain as a symptom. The TMJ may become painful and dysfunctional as a result of incorrect alignment of teeth and jaws. In severe cases, the TMJ may require surgical correction.
Skull of an adult (Image)
This picture image shows a normal skull of an adult.
TMJ and Hearing Loss
TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, a disorder that involves the misalignment of the jaw, is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.
How A Woman Got Her Life Back Using Reiki And Massage Therapy For TMJ
TMJ/TMD pain can be addressed with massage therapy and Reiki. Temporomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) are characterized by pain in the jaw and associated muscles, limiting the range of movement normally required for speech, facial expression, eating, chewing, and swallowing.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the lower jaw, or mandible, to the temporal bones at the sides of the head. TMJ dysfunction involves face pain, clicking sounds in the TMJ, and limited movement of the jaw. The abbreviation "TMJ" refers to the joint but is often used to refer to any disorders or symptoms that occur in this area, from UMM.
Diagnosis & Treatment Of TMJ Disorders
There are two basic types of treatment for TMJ disorders: surgical and non-surgical, but it is generally agreed that in most cases the non-surgical approach should be taken first, from Edward K. Reiman D.D.S.
Total Temporomandibular Joint Replacement
Online pamphlet providing information about TMJ, the risks and potential complications associated with TMJ surgery, and the TMJ Concepts Prosthesis, from TMJ Concepts.