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.