Are You Suffering from TMJ?
Have you heard about TMJ syndrome? Are you familiar with your temporomandibular joint? Here at Dr. Alaby & Associates, we provide our patients with valuable information that can help them understand their condition. In this particular post, we will discuss TMJ syndrome.
TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint syndrome is a collective term for disorders or problems related to the surrounding parts of the jaw and the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your skull to your lower jaw, which forms a triangular shaped area underneath your ear.
TMJ disorders or syndrome is most commonly called ‘lockjaw’. Why? Well, it’s because TMJ syndrome causes the jaw to lock in position, thus deriving the term lockjaw.
Symptoms of TMJ syndrome include a chronic neck, head, face, and ear pain. Limited jaw movements are also one of the symptoms of TMJ, which leads to problems with sleeping and eating. Some of the common causes of TMJ syndrome include teeth grinding or bruxism, jaw, neck or head injury, stress, incorrect posture, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, displacement of disc or soft cushion between the ball and socket, autoimmune disease, and sometimes even orthodontic treatment due to constant stretching and pulling can lead to TMJ syndrome.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Saint-Lambert, Quebec. At Dr. Alaby and Associates we are your dental experts!
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