Common Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint

mouth treatmentThe disorders of the temporomandibular joint are complex and their management and evaluation are often a complex process for health practitioners. There are four major problems which affect the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding anatomical areas. They are:

·         Inflammatory disorders such as capsulitis, synovitis, and retrodiscitis. Traumatic episodes lead to the inflammation of different areas of the joint. These conditions will cause pain at rest and with movement of the joint.

·        Internal structural changes such as displacement of the disc and are associated with clicking sounds.

·         Dislocation especially with extreme mouth opening and yawning.

·         Degeneration occurs on the internal surfaces of the temporomandibular joint.

Proper diagnosis of these problems will be extremely important in the management of temporomandibular disorders.

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