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TMJ, Jaw Pain and Headaches


 

TMJ, JAW PAIN AND HEADACHES

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (needs hyperlink) (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/temporomandibular-disorder-tmd), is responsible for chewing, talking and yawning. Like most joints in the human body, excessive wear and tear can result in a range of problems, and chronic jaw pain can greatly impact the quality of life. Like most wear and tear problems in the body, there is a whole range of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disease, including any combination of:

  1. Jaw clicking, popping and rasping sounds

  2. Pain or difficulty with opening, yawning, and chewing

  3. Loose or excessively worn teeth, and gum disease

  4. Headaches

  5. Muscle tenderness in the head and neck region

  6. Vision changes

  7. Ringing in the ears

TMJ disease has often been associated with nighttime teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism(include hyperlink https://youtu.be/HdlsSZJNzbk ) behaviors due to stress. Recent studies have shown that breathing and airway compromises (insert hyperlink to our airway portion) lead to inadequate oxygen intake to the brain, which can trigger snoring, apnea and clenching of teeth. TMD is a complex condition with many contributing risk factors. Ueno Center’s wellness team is prepared to evaluate for TMJ diseases and their related risk factors and refer you to the proper specialists, if necessary.

 


Resources:

TMJ and TMD Disease https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/temporomandibular-disorder-tmd

TMJ Diseases https://youtu.be/SsdM13B3PdI

OSA and Bruxism https://youtu.be/HdlsSZJNzbk

Jam Problems and Headaches https://www.dentalhealth.org/jaw-problems-and-headaches

TMJ Symptoms https://simplyhealth.io/9-unique-tmj-symptoms/?utm_source=%2Btmj&utm_medium=9UniqueTMJSymptoms&utm_campaign=adw_us&gclid=CjwKCAjwwMn1BRAUEiwAZ_jnEo7MMEBhhs54YGtB6PRI-fZGmmeiKYJ99GNf-iWJP_H3PR1AM1ogkxoCeHwQAvD_BwE

TMD and Myofunctional Therapy https://www.rdhmag.com/patient-care/article/16409459/treating-tmd-with-orofacial-myofunctional-therapy

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