In very rare circumstances, severe forms of TMJ disorder may require surgery. This is usually looked at as a last resort, as surgical procedures cannot be reversed and may not provide full pain relief.\n\nRead more: http://marconidentalgroup.com/oral-health/treatment-options-for-tmj-disorder/
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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder,better known as “TMJ disorder” or “TMJD” is a painful condition that can make it difficult to get through your day without headaches or jaw pain. Being that the TMJ is responsible for thousands of movements of the mandible each and every day, misuse or damage to the tissues in and around the joint can cause complex problems to develop.
TMJD (TMJ Disorder) can cause many uncomfortable conditions that make everyday life difficult. You may or may not know that these conditions are linked to TMJ disorders at all. In fact, some of those conditions may actually be causing the TMJ problems to begin with.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, is also known as “TMJD” or “TMJ disorder.” It is a condition that is directly associated with the jaw joint, but can impact more than you might realize. Symptoms of the condition include everything from popping of the joint, headaches, and muscle pain that radiates through the neck, shoulders and back.
What causes TMJ disorder?
Typically the condition is linked with chronic wear, overuse, and atypical function of the joint. This can be caused by anything from bruxism (clenching and grinding) to misaligned teeth. If the teeth do not bite together properly, the joint must alter its natural movements to perform simple functions like biting and chewing. Or, if the joint is overused, the strain of muscles around it creates symptoms of joint disorder.
Eliminate the Pain in Your Jaw
Everyday we put our mouth and jaw through a workout, just with the normal routines of eating, chewing, swallowing and talking. All of these activies would be impossible without the ball-and-socket joint that joins your lower jaw to your skull. The official name for this spot is the temporomandibular joint, but since just saying that word puts stress on it, we’ll use the term TMJ.
Get your mouth and jaw back in working order by contacting the dentists at Marconi Dental Group right away.
Marconi Dental Group
4350 Marconi Avenue, Suite 100Sacramento, CA 95821Phone: (916) 589-6462