The temporomandibular joint is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and the lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw to move and function. The TMJ is the most commonly used joint used in the body.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), when not functioning properly can cause a tremendous amount of pain. The tissues behind the joint (retrodiscal tissues) have nerves that run through them. Once they become inflamed, any slight pressure will cause and perpetuate the problem.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are not uncommon. Individuals with TMJ, TMD disorder may experience a variety of symptoms, such as earaches, headaches and limited ability to open your mouth. Also, this disorder can be attributed to sleep disorder and airway difficulties.
Diagnosing TMJ disorders can be complex and may require different diagnostic procedures. Special imaging studies of the joints may be ordered, and appropriate treatment will be provided to relive the problem.
My jaw had given my such pain for years. I have never had any doctor help me or give me any or even some understanding into what was happening in my jaw. Dr. Jessen explained and listened. No one has done that for me before. I was impressed that he had a series of treatments in my plan. The process was a surgical one for me. My life is better. I do not have earaches, headaches, problems sleeping and snoring. Thank you is not enough.