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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome - Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome Overview

The temporomandibular joint or TMJ is the joint in the face just in front of the ears. There is one on either side of the face; it is associated with the action of jaw movement. TMJ syndrome has no known cause. It has, in fact, several different causes, including jaw injury and arthritis of the joint. There are multiple treatments and managements of the disorder.

There are numerous symptoms affiliated with getting TMJ disorder. The major TMJ disorder symptoms include the following:

If you have a TMJ syndrome, you often will note a clicking sound or a grating sensation when opening or closing the mouth. These are signs for a need to be treated for TMJ disorder.

There are several causes behind getting temporomandibular joint disorder. The joint itself makes use of a sliding motion and a hinge action. There is cartilage that covers the bony parts and between them is a disk which acts as a shock absorber. This keeps the movement flawlessly smooth. The TMJ tends to get painful if the following are true:

In most cases, the cause of the various TMJ disorders is not clear.

The risk factors to getting TMJ disease include being between the ages of 20 and 40, and being female, although it can happen at any age.

Tests for TMJ disease include an exam which contains the following:

The doctor can order a CT scan or an MRI scan in order to check on the integrity of the joint and on the damage to soft tissue.

There are medical and surgical treatments to the management of TMJ syndrome. Sometimes the symptoms go completely away spontaneously. Other treatments include the following:

Non-medical treatments used for temporomandibular joint syndrome include the following:

Surgical methods are used as a last resort in order to make sure there is a physical change within the joint. Patients can have the following:

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here