TMJ disorders is a type of temporomandibular disorder which can cause pain in jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
• Pain or tenderness of your jaw
• Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
• Aching pain in and around your ear
• Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
• Aching facial pain
• Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
HOW IS TMJ DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
A Dentist/ENT specialist diagnoses TMJ Disorders by performing a complete dental examination, X-rays of the jaw, CT scan of the jaw and MRI of the jaw to examine the structure of the jaw.
HOW IS TMJ DISORDERS TREATED?
In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders is temporary and can be relieved with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments. Surgery is typically a last resort after conservative measures have failed, but some people with TMJ disorders may benefit from surgical treatments.
DID YOU KNOW?
A change in diet is suggested and you would be asked to eat softer foods and avoid talking and moving the jaws to much.