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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), is a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury to the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the connection between the jawbone to the skull. The injured temporomandibular joint leads to pain with chewing, clicking, and popping of the jaw; swelling on the sides of the face; nerve inflammation; headaches; tooth grinding; and sometimes dislocation of the temporomandibular joint.
There are a number of treatment options available to correct TMJ disorder. Your particular TMJ treatment should be determined through consultation with a dental professional highly experienced in temporomandibular joint problems. Ideally, your dentist should have expertise in evaluating jaw-to-bite relationships, and experience with proper treatment procedures such as occlusal equilibration and the use of intra-oral appliances.
Treatments for TMJ Disorder:
Temporary TMJ Pain ReliefAlthough the following self-help remedies do not treat TMD long term, temporary relief may be found.Heat and Cold Packs: Heat and cold packs applied to the side of the face and temple for 10-minute intervals may reduce the intensity of the pain affecting the muscles and surrounding area of the jaw.Limit Jaw Movement: It is important to avoid large movement of the jaw, such as singing and wide yawning. Also, do not apply pressure with your hand against your jaw for an extended time period, such as when sleeping. Limit the pressure you apply with a phone receiver.Diet: Choose soft food and stay away from foods requiring repetitive chewing or the mouth to be open wide. In particular, avoid chewing gum, taffy, pretzels and raw carrots.
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