(TMJ Syndrome) A painful condition involving the temporomandibular joint and the muscles used for chewing, sometimes causing clicking sounds and restricted jaw movement. It is a common and sometimes overlooked cause of chronic headaches.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: Inability to chew certain foods, or eating only a soft diet Facial pain Tenderness of your jaw Aching pain in and around your ear A clicking sound or g...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Tenderness and pain originating in the TMJ can stem from a variety of causes. Like other joints, the TMJ is susceptible to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammation. Normall...
Source: MayoClinic

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Treatment

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Treatment
... Many treatments are available for TMJ disorders, though not all have proved beneficial. Most health care practitioners recommend beginning with the most conservative and noninvasive treatment. Aside f...
Source: MayoClinic

Self-care
... In addition to medical treatments, try these self-care approaches to avoid overusing and inflaming your temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles: Eat a soft diet of foods that you don''t have t...
Source: MayoClinic

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Support

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Coping skills
... Because stress can contribute to TMJ disorders, finding a way to relax and to relieve stress may reduce your clenching and grinding, and may help reduce jaw joint pain. There are many ways to relax, s...
Source: MayoClinic

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Other

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Temporomandibular Disorders
... Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint (called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ), and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Oral Surgery
... A number of conditions may require oral surgery, including: Impacted teeth Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes these teeth emerge from the gu...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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