|I. TMJ Syndrome
| The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
|II. What Are the Symptoms?
You may also have toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
- Pain or weakness in the jaw while chewing
- Bruxism (habitual teeth grinding), attrition
- Clicking/popping sounds that occur when opening or closing the mouth
- Difficulty opening and/or closing the jaw
- Limited range of movement in the jaw
- Chronic headaches
- Ringing, congestion, popping, or buzzing in the ears
- Dizziness or Fainting
- Pain or stiffness in the face, neck, back, or shoulders
- Difficulty sleeping or nighttime restlessness
- Numbness in the hand
|III. What Causes TMJ?
- Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint
- Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
- Arthritis in the joint
- Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth
|IV. How to diagnosis TMJ disorder?
- Getting comprehensive examination of your teeth and jaw.
- Reviewing your medical and dental history
- Take a set of digital x-rays, measure the range of motion in your jaw, and perform a bite evaluation using the state-of-the-art T-Scan dental occlusion scanning tool.
- Taking impression to design Face bow to measure occlusion.