Friday, 12 August 2016

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a movable joint that connects the jaws to the skull. It is responsible for the movement of jaws, which help us to chew, talk, yawn etc. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the problems associated with the jaw and muscles of face.

Causes of TMD
  • Unwanted grinding of teeth
  • Movement of discs between joint
  • Stress, which make the jaw muscles tight
In addition to this, injuries to joints or muscles neck and head can cause temporomandibular disorders(TMD).

Symptoms of TMD:
  • Experience pain and tenderness in and around your face, neck, ear and shoulder
  • Grating or clicking sounds in the jaw when you chew
  • Swelling
  • Toothaches, dizziness, hearing problems
  • Uncomfortable bite
TMJ Disorders


Temporomandibular disorders can be treated effectively by temporomandibular surgeries.
  • Arthrocentesis: This is a minor procedure adopted when your jaws get locked. Here damaged or dislocated bone is corrected by using special tools.
  • Arthroscopy: Here surgery is done using an arthroscope, therefore it is minimally invasive and leaves only small scars. 
  • Open-joint surgery: This surgery is recommended for the following conditions: Presence of tumors in and around joint, wearing down of jaw joint, presence of bone chips in gums etc.
These surgeries are adopted, only if the use of drugs does not yield any result.

JP Dentofacial & Implantology center provides the best treatment for TMJ disorders in Kerala. This clinic is one of the best dental clinic in Thrissur, providing maxillo facial surgeries at an affordable cost.

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