It covers functional disorders such as the inabilility to open the jaw joints or dislocated open. Repair, removal of the joint or creation of a new one can be solutions. It is a syndrome of pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ, lower jaw joint) or chewing muscles.
Today, numerous patients are suffering from Jaw joint disorders such as:
- Lower Jaw Joint Function Disorders
- Direct trauma to the jaws or joint area (as a result of accident or impact)
- One-sided chewing habit
- Missing teeth
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Stress, depression etc.
- Non-physiological tooth closure
- Developmental defects of the joint (hypoplasias etc.)
- Degenerative joint disorders, osteoarthritis, arthrosis
- Autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus
- Patient education and preventive treatment
- Splint treatment
- Psychiatric support
- Advanced treatments in late cases (surgery, etc.)
- WHAT KIND OF DISORDERS ARE SEEN AT JAW JOINTS? HOW IS THE TREATMENT?
The number of people with pain in the jaw joint area or joint dysfunction is higher than expected. During mouth opening and closing, a sound occurs in the joint causing pain in eating or inability to open or close the mouth. Treatment depends on the agent. For example, if the discomfort is due to teeth grinding, special plates are made or a low energy level laser is applied.
- HOW DO THE JAW JOINT DISORDER FEEL?
There may be a stinging and severe pain while swallowing, yawning, chewing, and speaking as well as constant and dull pain. The pain can be reflected in many places such as in the chin, the face, head, ear and jaw by causing spasms.