Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: Signs and Symptoms
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5 Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

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The temporomandibular joint is a sliding hinge connecting the jawbone and your skull. You have one TMJ located on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders can result in pain in the muscles that control the jaws and jaw joint movement.

Signs and Symptoms of TMD

The five symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders are mentioned below:

1.    Pain in Jaw: It can result in tenderness or pain in the jaw, which can sometimes be the most noticeable symptom.

2.    Ear Pain: You can experience an ache in your ear or even around it.

3.    Problems in Chewing: People who are suffering from TMJ disorders often face difficulty when chewing. They may even feel pain when chewing.

4.    Facial Pain: Many people complain of facial pain due to temporomandibular joint disorder.

5.    Locking of The Jaw: People experience problems with closing and opening their mouths due to this disorder.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment revolves around medications that include:

●       Pain relievers and anti-inflammatories are given to the patients to help ease the pain. 

●       Low doses of Tricyclic antidepressants are often given to help them.

●       Muscle relaxants to help treat muscle spasms are a part of most TMJ treatments.

If the medications do not work, the patients are suggested therapies or surgeries.

Final Thoughts

These are the five signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders. Moreover, its treatment revolves around medications, therapies, and surgeries.

Posted on Nov 14, 2022

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