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Jaw Joint Problems

It includes dysfunctions of the jaw joints such as not opening fully, not opening at all, and dislocation as the jaw opens. The problem is solved by interventions such as repairing the joint, eliminating the joint and creating an artificial joint.
It is a syndrome of pain and dysfunction involving the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ, Mandibular joint) and/or chewing muscles. The harmony between the articular surface and the disc is impaired. Jaw joint disorders have affected a widespread population today.

Causes of Lower Jaw Joint Function Disorders

• Direct trauma to the jaws or joint area (as a result of an accident or blow)
• Unilateral chewing habit
• Tooth deficiencies
• Teeth clenching and grinding
• Stress, depression etc.
• Non-physiological tooth bite
• Developmental defects of the joint (hypoplasia, etc.)
• Degenerative joint disorders, osteoarthritis, arthrosis
• Autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus
• How Do You Feel Jaw Joint Disorder?
• It may be a stinging and severe pain that occurs with every swallow, yawn, chewing and speaking, or it may be a constant and dull pain. The pain may be in the area where the joint is located, just in front of the jaw, or it may be reflected in many other places. Pain may cause spasm in the muscles adhering to the joint and may be reflected in the face, head, ear and jaw.

Treatment Options

• Patient education and preventive treatment
• Splint treatment
• Medication
• Exercises
• Physiotheraphy
• Manipulation
• Psychiatric support
• Advanced treatments (Surgery, etc.) in late cases.

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