TMJ is the most complex joint in the body. Opens and closes like scissors and slides forward, backward and side to side. When chewing submitted (serving) immensely strong pressure. Temporomandibular joint contains a piece of specialized cartilage called a disk, and prevents the lower jawbone (mandible) and skull grind against each other. Temporomandibular joint disorders, often called TMJ, include problems related to joints and muscles that surround them. The most common cause of TMJ disorders combination of muscle tension and anatomic problems within the joints. Sometimes there is a psychological component. These disorders are most common in women between 20-50 years of life.
Symptoms include headaches, sensitivity chewing muscles and joints snap and jams. Sometimes it seems that the pain is near, and not in the joint itself. TMJ disorder may be the reason for the headache that comes back and does not respond to conventional treatment.
Dental doctors almost always diagnose TMJ disorder, based on history and physical examination. Part time includes pushing face to the side or placing the little finger in the ear of the patient and gently pressing forward while the person opens and closes the jaw. Besides dental doctor gently faucet chewing muscles to reveal the pain or painful sensitivity, and noticed you slipping jaw when a person bites.
Proper diagnosis and creating a splint can significantly reduce or eliminate these problems.