The temporo-mandibular joint derangement(TMD -Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) can often lead to the following symptoms of the jaws.
- Pain in the Joints
- Pain in the forehead
- Pain in the temples going backward
- Pain in the eyes or behind the eyes
- Locking of the mouth on wide opening
- Limited opening of the mouth
- Early morning headaches
- Pain in the neck region
- Pain in the shoulders
- Difficulty in chewing
- Clicking or popping of the joints
- Reduced mouth opening
- Sensitivity issues in the teeth
- Aching teeth looseness or soreness
- Buzzing in the ears
Sometimes the solution to these issues can be a minor problem like a wisdom tooth that’s causing the lower jaws to close in an improper fashion or it could even be an over sized crown.
More often than not these are chronic problems which intensify over a period of time and require and occlusion evaluation to determine if there are any irregular contacts between the teeth. These irregular contacts can lead to the muscles getting strained or the tendons which hold the cartilage(shock absorber) of the joints to slip over the joints leading to clicking or popping .
At Orion Orthodontic and Dental care Centre Dr Anupam Sinha who is a trained Orthodontist and a Tmj specialist deling with pain of the Tmj in Delhi.
Treatment may involve
- Adjustment of the teeth
- Muscle Relaxants
- Anxiety Medication
- Oral Physiotherapy/ Exercises