Doctors for TMJ Disorders in Mallige Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the skull. The joint can be found on both sides of the head in front of the ears, and it allows your jaw to open and close, enabling you to speak and eat. TMJ Disorders is also used to refer to a group of health problems related to the jaw and these disorders can cause tenderness at the joint, facial pain, and difficulty moving the joint.
HOW IS TMJ DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
In order to diagnose TMJ disorders, a general physician will evaluate the jaw bone completely and observe its range of motion. He may press on areas around your jaw to identify pain areas. Dental x-rays and a CT scan will help for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS TMJ DISORDERS TREATED?
In most of the cases, TMJ Disorders can be treated at home with self care practices. However, in a severe case of TMJ Disorders, the doctor prescribes medication and certain therapies to help reduce stress.
DID YOU KNOW?
Physical therapy including ultrasound, moist heat and ice coupled with exercises to stretch and strengthen jaw muscles has proved to be beneficial for person suffering from TMJ disorder