Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction - TMJ Dysfunction

What is Temporomandibular Joint? Temporomandibular   joint   is   the   hinge   that   connects the  upper  and  lower  jaws.  Some  of  the  causes  of TMJ dysfunction   include:   bad   bite   (mal   occlusion)   muscles spasms, clenching or grinding teeth, trauma in head or neck.

What the cause of TMJ Dysfunctions? What are the sign & symptoms of TMJ Disfuction? This disfunction  has  often  been  called  the  ‘great  impostor’ sine so many of the sign and symptons can mimic other disorders. This includes: headaches, neck pain, earaches, ringing or congestion in the ears, clicking pepping or grating noises when opening & cliosing the mouth, tired jaws or pain.

How to treat TMJ Dysfunction? Usually the treatment has four phases: (1) Relief of pain, (2) Correction of jaw imbalance, (3) Therapy for poor oral habits, (4) Strategies for coping more effectively with stress.

Your physician may be able to treat the muscles and help you with relaxation exercises,  but a dentist  is  the only medical professional who knows how to position the jaw properly.