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03 November 2020

Jaw Discomfort? It Could Be TMJ

If jaw pain or discomfort makes it hard for you to eat, speak, or open and close your mouth freely, it’s time to make an appointment with your dentist. These symptoms could mean that you have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), a condition that needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to prevent other complications and chronic pain.

Key takeaways:

–  Your dentist will look for signs of teeth grinding and tenderness around the jaw bone.

–  You will also be assessed to see if your jaw’s range of motion is normal.

–  Other conditions will have to be ruled out (such as infection, trauma to the jaw bone, and lesions in the mouth) because their symptoms are similar to those of TMJ.

You may also need to have X-rays, magnetic resonance, or CT scans to confirm the diagnosis. These tests can shed light on bite or soft tissue abnormalities and help dental experts make an accurate diagnosis. And depending on your dentist’s findings, they should be able to refer you to a specialist too.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-is-tmj-diagnosed/

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