Temporomandibular Disorder (Tmd) is a problem affecting the chewing muscles and the joints between the lower jaw and the base of the skull. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Tmd include pain, jaw joint clicking, and difficulty in eating, muscle pain around the jaw, headache, earache and other such signs.
HOW IS TMD DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of TMD is done by a general physician who would ask you to open and shut your jaws. Alongside they may also suggest an X-ray to check for bone problems.
HOW IS TMD TREATED?
Treatment of TMD are usually very conventional that includes a night splint or guard for support. Besides this, you would also be asked to eat softer foods and avoid talking and moving the jaws to much. The doctor would further suggest hot and cold packs along with NSAIDS to relieve the swelling and inflammation.
DID YOU KNOW?
TMD affects the 'chewing' muscles and the joints between the lower jaw and the base of the skull.