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TMJ disease, a common problem

By March 26, 2015 No Comments

Recently, IGGY AZALEA revealed in a tweet that she has been diagnosed with of temporomandibular disorder more commonly known as TMJ or TMD.

Iggy, an American Music Award winner, told her followers in a series of tweets about this new TMJ diagnosis.

She went on to say: I’m gonna make more of an effort to take care of myself in 2015, stay away from all the drama & hopefully not have any flair ups. I don’t think western medicine all the way acknowledges what a huge toll mental stress takes on our bodies. But I do believe it is a factor. Anyhow I don’t think it will ever prevent me from doing anything I want to but it has made me realize it’s important to look after yourself. So that’s my little update and message! Look after your body and mind in the new year, be safe and enjoy it all!

TMJ is unique to the body as it connects the mandible (the lower jaw) to the skull on both sides. Properly aligned, these joints make it possible for us to chew, swallow, and talk. If these joints are out of alignment or not synchronized with your jaw, it can lead to serious, often painful, issues.

TMJ specialist can assist the problems with your TMJ, jaw, and surrounding facial muscles that lead to temporomasedation-dentistndibular disorders (TMD). These problems can be caused by undue strain on your TMJ and jaw (often a result of teeth grinding, trauma, or stress).

Some TMD Symptoms Include:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches or ringing in ears
  • Limited jaw movement, locking of the jaw
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds with jaw movement
  • Jaw, face, neck, shoulder, and back pain/soreness
  • Teeth grinding & clenching
  • Difficulty chewing or an uncomfortable bite
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Dizziness

Some of the suggested treatments include:

  • Relaxation techniques/stress management
  • Physical therapy
  • An appliance or mouth-guard worn to stop teeth clenching
  • Bite correction
  • Medication & surgery

Naturally, it is best to contact TMJ specialist who understand the nature of this condition and can provide the needed treatment.

TMJ problems in most cases are temporary and not serious. But in some cases can be chronic, long lasting and very disturbing to the patient. Even so, the best way to avoid complications is to visit us at the first signs of concern. The sooner you start appropriate treatment, the sooner you’ll find relief. Call us today!

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health!

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