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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Transcript of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Swelling of Face/Mouth
Nausea/Vomiting At Home Treatment Anti-Inflammatory Medication
Eat Soft Foods
Warm Compress for 20 Minutes
Corrective Dental Treatments Surgery Open Joint Surgery Surgery Arthroscopy Other Treatments Radio Wave Therapy
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) TENS Prognosis Good!
Majority of TMJ cases can be cured with conservative treatment. Jaw joint replacement surgery only needed in 1% of TMJ cases. Works Cited: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/temporomandibular_joint_tmj_syndrome/page8_em.htm
http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=lP_VPiYnyNs The Joint One of the most complicated in the body Structure
Ball (condyle) and Socket
Articular disc of cartilage
Disc made of fibrocartilaginous tissue
Hinge and sliding Allows: Speaking, chewing, expressions Causes Unbalanced activity of overuse of jaw Habits
Misalignment of teeth or other dental problems
Types of jobs
Sleeping on one side of the mouth Trauma Arthritis/Inflammation Occurrences Very common, no one determining factor
However, some trends
Predisposed in earlier years
Studies: mostly equal between genders; some have women as higher risk
Typically between 20 and 50 years of age The Syndrome The degeneration or displacement of the fibrocartilaginous disc in the temporomandibular joint Pain in facial muscles and jaw joints
Pain in neck and shoulders
Clicking/grating/popping of joints
Restricted jaw movement
Trouble swallowing Common Symptoms and Signs Advancements? Research: relationship btw. TMJ and Headaches
Not many notices of research/discoveries
Over 90% TMJ Syndrome cases cured with conservative treatment Diagnoses Family History
Routine Dental X-Rays/Panoramic Radiographs
CT Scan for bone changes
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Self Test Push on joint
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