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Send Home Our method Usage examples Index Contact StatisticsWe do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to many of the conditions that affect other joints in the body, including ankylosis, arthritis, trauma, dislocations, developmental anomalies, neoplasia, and reactive lesions.
Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder vary in their presentation and can be very complex, but are often simple. We see patients that come to our practice that complain about all of the above every day. These patients that we treat can go from severe head pain on a daily basis to a pain-free, normal life within a few days with a device called a Removeable or Fixed Orthotic. The only thing that holds the lower jaw on your head, other than the skin on your face, are muscles, ligaments and tendons. There are other ways to check for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, but the above instructions makes it easy and interesting.
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The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself.
This term is used to refer to a group of problems involving the TMJs and the muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and other tissues associated with them.
The primary cause is muscular hyper- or parafunction, as in the case of bruxism, with secondary effects on the oral musculoskeletal system, like various types of displacement of the disc in the temporomandibular joint.
On average the symptoms will involve more than one of the numerous TMJ components: muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, connective tissue, and the teeth.


This article will cover in layman’s terms how this Removeable or Fixed Orthotic can stop or lessen severe head pain. Collectively, they act as two huge elastic bands on each side of the head, which are in constant motion, either opening or closing in some very complex moves. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is like driving down a dirt road with deep ruts, bouncing a vehicle from side to side, knocking the tires out of balance and filling them with mud. If what I have written makes sense, and you feel you may be a temporomandibular joint dysfunction sufferer, please feel free to contact our office to fiind out more about these treatments that we have been talking about. Stephanie Kinsey, of Saint Augustine, has earned the designation of Fellow from LVI Global. A decision on treatment requires a good history and full examination and a knowledge of your treatment goals. This along with other advice like a no chew diet, progression to soft chew, and then graded exposure to normal foods goes a long way. The name is derived from the two bones which form the joint: the upper temporal bone which is part of the cranium (skull), and the lower jaw bone called the mandible. Some practitioners might include the neck, the back and even the whole body in describing problems with the TMJs. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain, which is the most common TMD symptom, combined with impairment of function.
Ear pain associated with the swelling of proximal tissue is a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder.
Physicians literally get no training in dentistry at all, so it is easy to see why they are not diagnosing it. If the lower jaw is closing into ruts instead of a smooth road, disharmony occurs creating muscle pain or tooth destruction.
If you feel the entire muscle with slight pressure, you might be able to feel a knot no bigger than a dime or a quarter.
The LVI Fellow designation recognizes that a dentist has completed a series of studies on the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive aesthetic treatment for their dental patients.


Because the disorder transcends the boundaries between several health-care disciplines — in particular, dentistry and neurology — there are a variety of treatment approaches. Since it appears to be pain from the sinus, people look for help from an ear, nose and throat doctor only to be advised that the sinuses are clear. In medicine, a differential diagnosis is distinguishing a particular diseases or conditions that present similar symptoms. The plastic orthotic overlays the lower teeth tricking the brain into thinking the jaw is closing on a smooth road. If it hurts when you push on it, it is a temporomandibular joint dysfunction trigger point and the reason for the headache. The disc is composed of fibrocartilagenous tissue (like the firm and flexible elastic cartilage of the ear) which is positioned between the two bones that form the joint.
Thankfully, medical doctors are starting to realize temporomandibular joint dysfunction exists and are referring to dentists for a differential diagnosis. The pain can be episodic, it can be mild or severe, and it is always disguised as a medical problem.
The TMJs are one of the few synovial joints in the human body with an articular disc, another being the sternoclavicular  joint. The lower joint compartment formed by the mandible and the articular disc is involved in rotational movement—this is the initial movement of the jaw when the mouth opens.
The upper joint compartment formed by the articular disk and the temporal bone is involved in translational movement—this is the secondary gliding motion of the jaw as it is opened widely.
The part of the mandible which mates to the under-surface of the disc is the condyle and the part of the temporal bone which mates to the upper surface of the disk is the glenoid (or mandibular) fossa.



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