TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
TMJ Syndrome involves inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that attaches the mandible (jawbone) to the skull. The inflammation can be acute or chronic, and it is often tremendously painful and debilitating.
There are several common causes of TMJ Syndrome, including accident-related trauma. For example, a car accident that causes a blow to the face can result in TMJ Syndrome. The symptoms can seriously impair the person suffering from TMJ. These include: persistent discomfort; difficulty eating; loss of hearing; pain in the neck and shoulder areas; facial pain and swelling; earaches; headaches and migraines; difficulty opening and closing the mouth or strange noises when doing so; and difficulty making facial expressions. Not only can these symptoms be physically agonizing, but they can also make the injured person feel uncomfortable in social or professional situations.
There are various medical treatments and procedures available for TMJ Syndrome, but they can prove to be very costly, painful and sometimes embarrassing. In some of the more severe cases, TMJ can require oral surgery to reposition the jaw and surgical replacement of the jaw joints with implants. In other instances, it can require wearing a special headband at night, extensive reconstructive dental work and orthodontics, splints to help move the jaw, and other treatments to correct the damage or manage the pain.
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