Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders refer to conditions that affect the jaw joint and the associated muscles. For example, arthritis or structural problems may cause TMJ problems. TMJ disorders may also be a symptom of another condition like bruxism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or stress.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Symptoms are changes in the way the teeth fit together, clicking, Jaw locking, pain, and popping.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment:
Self-care strategies to manage TMJ problems include practicing stress management, applying hot or cold packs, eating soft foods, and avoiding activities that stress the jaw, like chewing gum and opening the mouth too wide to yawn. A health care professional may recommend jaw exercises, orthodontic treatment, Botox injections, or a nightguard to treat a TMJ disorder.
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