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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) by Jan Posted Sat 16 Oct 2010 12:00am Although no specific data exists regarding the social impact of temporamandibular joint disorders, TMJ is estimated to account for as much as thirty billion dollars a year in lost productivity. Americans lose 550 million work days every year due to symptoms associated with TMJ, with facial pain and headache being the most common complaints. Ac ... Read on »
A Study of the Effectiveness of Splint Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders - A Research Study Conducted in Iraq by Steve Levitt Medical Doctor Posted Tue 17 May 2011 8:42pm 1 Comment There has long been controversy regarding which types of treatments are indicated and effective for temporomandibular joint disorders.  This published international research conducted in Iraq is one attempt to evaluate a specific type of splint therapy in a population of TMD patients.    The Effectiveness of Occlusal Splint Therapy in Treatmen ... Read on »
When to See a Dentist for TMJs Or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders by Top3dentists Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:40pm Basic Symptoms of TMJ Disorder The characteristic symptoms of TMJ are pain and tenderness of the jaw muscles, clicking and grinding noises during movement of the jaw, and limited or irregular jaw movement. Some other symptoms may include: spasm and sensitivity of various facial and neck muscles, preauricular (in front of the auricle of th ... Read on »
When to See a Dentist for TMJs Or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders by Top3dentists Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Basic Symptoms of TMJ Disorder The characteristic symptoms of TMJ are pain and tenderness of the jaw muscles, clicking and grinding noises during movement of the jaw, and limited or irregular jaw movement. Some other symptoms may include: spasm and sensitivity of various facial and neck muscles, preauricular (in front of the auricle ... Read on »
Effects of Surgery on Temporomandibular joint Disorders-A Research Study by Steve Levitt Medical Doctor Posted Sun 03 Apr 2011 5:16pm Effect of Orthognathic Surgery on the Temporomandibular Joint in Patients with Anterior Open Bite Authors: Aghabeigi B, Hiranaka D, Keith D, Kelly J, Crean St. J, International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery, Volume 16, pages 153-160, 2001. This study examined the prevalence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) signs ... Read on »
Coping With TMJ Disorders by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 2:46am Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain in general occurs due to the unbalanced activity of the jaw muscles, spasms and/or over use. Symptoms can become chronic and very painful. TMD disorders fall into three main categories: myofascial pain, internal derangement of the joint, and degenerative joint disease ... Read on »
Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Increases Bite Force in Patients With TMJ by Tcm007 Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 8:49am From Acufinder.com Acupuncture Effective for TMJ Patients suffering TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can find relief from acupuncture. Research conducted at the Ribeirão Preto Dental School, São Paulo University in Brazil, found that after 3 months of acupuncture, patients with TMJ experienced significantly less pain, in ... Read on »
THE TENS UNIT: GREAT FOR MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME (TMJ-ISH), NOT MUCH ELSE! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:43am 1 Comment "Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD, TMJ or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. ... "Muscle pain can sometimes be associa ... Read on »
Association of TMJ Disorders with Other Problems by Top3dentists Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:40pm The diagnosis of TMJ Disorders is usually based on the occurrence of the distinguishing clinical signs and symptoms that the patient presents upon examination. In other words, for the most part, the patient expresses that he or she is suffering from a group of subjective symptoms, such as recurring headaches, neck aches, ultra-sensitive teeth e ... Read on »
Looking Into TMJ Pain by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 8:10am You might have heard about people suffering from intense pain in their lower jaw. These people might be suffering from TMJ, just like many other Americans. TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint disorder, a medical condition wherein the patient suffers from pain in the said joint. However, there is more to TMJ than jaw pain. TMJ diso ... Read on »