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Jaw Problems Pain In Ear

TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome Animation

The temporomandibular joint – the TMJ isthe joint between the lower jawbone the mandible and the temporal bone of the skull.The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibulardisorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area andlimited movement of the mandible. TMD may be caused by problems in the joint itselfor in the muscles surrounding the joint. Problems in the joint include: arthritis, inflammationand internal derangements. When the problem is in the muscles, the condition is calledmyofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is very common andcan occur in patients with a normal temporomandibular

joint. The syndrome is characterized by presenceof hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscles called trigger points. A trigger pointcan be felt as a nodule of muscle with harder than normal consistency. Palpation of triggerpoints may elicit pain in a different location. This is called referred pain.Trigger points are developed as a result of muscle overuse. Commonly, the muscles of chewing,or mastication, are overworked when patients excessively clench or grind their teeth unconsciouslyduring sleep. The medical term for this condition is “nocturnal bruxism�. A trigger pointis composed of many contraction knots where individual muscle fibers contract and cannotrelax. The sustained contraction of muscle

sarcomeres compresses local blood supply,resulting in energy shortage of the area. This metabolic crisis activates pain receptors,generating a regional pain pattern that follows a specific nerve passage. The pain patternsare therefore consistent and are well documented for various muscles.Trigger points in the masseter refer pain to the cheeks, lower jaw, upper and lowermolar teeth, eyebrow, inside the ear and around the TMJ area. Trigger points in the temporalisare also associated with headache and toothache from upper teeth. The main culprits of myofascialpain in the TMJ area are the pterygoid muscles. Trigger points in medial pterygoid refer painto the TMJ region in front of the ear, inside

the mouth and upper outside of the neck. Theymay also manifest as sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Pain from lateral pterygoid triggerpoints can be felt in front of the ear and on the upper jaw.Treatments aim to address bruxism, to relieve muscle spasm and release trigger points. Treatmentoptions include: Therapies: stress management, behavior therapy,biofeedback to encourage relaxation. Dental night guards: Splints and mouth guards to protect the teeth from damage. Medication: pain relievers, muscle relaxants,botox injections. Trigger points release techniques such asneedling and “spray and stretch�.

Grinding Teeth Sleep Stop

Dental Health How to Stop Grinding Teeth at Night

Do you tend to grind your teeth at night?Well my name is Michelle and I am a dental assistant with solutions and I am going toexplain to you how you can stop grinding your teeth at night. First of all one of the reasonswhy most people grind their teeth at night is because they are stressed, you are dreaming,all of these type of things that would induce grinding your teeth at night so what you wouldwant to do is see your general dentist, he might be able to make what we call a nightguard, also known as a mouth guard. You can take upper and lower impressions, and actuallymake custom fit night guards for you and you would just put it in your mouth before yougo to bed, go to sleep, get a good night’s

rest. They actually provide a cushion to yourteeth and to your TMJ joints which in return basically is telling your TMJ joints to relax,not to clinch down, not to grind. It is a pillow for your teeth is basically what anight guard and a mouth guard is. You also can purchase overthecounter night guardsand mouth guards and they have an actual kit that you can purchase and it looks just likea U shaped rubber tray. You would want to boil it first to get it soft, let it cool,you place it in your mouth, you bite down so therefore it becomes almost like a customfit tray for your mouth and then you let it cool and rest and then you wear it beforeyou go to bed, put it in your mouth and it

becomes a pillow for your teeth at night.Once again my name is Michelle and I just explained to you how you can prevent grindingyour teeth at night.

Tmj Operation Surgery

The temporomandibular joint the TMJ isthe joint between the lower jawbone the mandible and the temporal bone of the skull.The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and is the most used joint in the body. The TMJis essentially the articulation between the condyle of the mandible and the mandibularfossa a socket in the temporal bone. The unique feature of the TMJ is the articulardisc a flexible and elastic cartilage that serves as a cushion between the two bone surfaces.The disc lacks nerve endings and blood vessels in its center and therefore is insensitiveto pain. Anteriorly it attaches to lateral pterygoid muscle a muscle of chewing. Posteriorlyit continues as retrodiscal tissue fully supplied

with blood vessels and nerves.The mandible is the only bone that moves when the mouth opens. The first 20 mm opening involvesonly a rotational movement of the condyle within the socket. For the mouth to open wider,the condyle and the disc have to move out of the socket, forward and down the articulareminence, a convex bone surface located anteriorly to the socket . This movement is called translation. The most common disorder of the TMJ is disc displacement, and in most of the cases, thedisc is dislocated anteriorly. As the disc moves forward, the retrodiscal tissue is pulledin between the two bones.

This can be very painful as this tissue is fully vascular andinnervated, unlike the disc. The forward dislocated disc forms an obstacle for the condyle movement when the mouth isopening. In order to fully open the jaw, the condyle has to jump over the back end of thedisc and onto its center. This produces a clicking or popping sound. Upon closing, thecondyle slides back out of the disc hence another quot;clickquot; or quot;popquot;. This condition iscalled disc displacement with reduction . In later stage of disc dislocation, the condylestays behind the disc all the time, unable to get back onto the disc, the clicking sounddisappeared but mouth opening is limited.

This is usually the most symptomatic stage the jaw is said to be quot;lockedquot; as it is unable to open wide. At this stage the conditionis called disc displacement without reduction Fortunately, in majority of the cases, thecondition resolves by itself after some time. This is thanks to a process called naturaladaptation of the retrodiscal tissue, which after a while becomes scar tissue and canfunctionally replace the disc. In fact, it becomes so similar to the disc that it iscalled a pseudodisc.

TMJ Surgery with Costochondral Graft in Bangladesh By Abdullah Al Masud

Assalamu Alaikum! I am Abdullah Al Masud, .Maxillofacial Surgeon.Asst Professor,Dhaka Dental College . Today I am gonna talk to you about a Surgery of Temporo Mandibular Joint ANKYLOSIS Facial Joint allows us to open our mouth during eating food or speaking. Have you ever seen people who can’t even open their mouth? .the girl we can see on the screen, is being asked to open her mouth. .but she can’t. She has a very little jaw movement.

Her TM joint is fused on one side of the face. .and the other side is normal. This condition can develop if a child fell down during playing. A child will play at home or school, its totally natural. If a child gets hit on hisher jaw during playing, .It can cause internal bleeding on the facial joint. After that, it gets locked gradually. So, the guardians should take good care of their child if they get hurt.

.and if they notice gradual reduction in mouth opening, they should consult a . Regular exercise of joint can reduce the chance of developing Lock Jaw. So, We are gonna start the operation. Usually we expose the joint on the front side of the ear. We can see the exposed area, where condyle of the mandible got fused completely with the joint. We will now resect that fused bone with bur. .and create a gap between them, which is called gap arthroplasty. The fused bone is being resected separated completely.

.with the help of bur Osteotome. We are separating it from the surrounding soft tissue with the help of periosteal elevator. Now We can see the resected part of the bone which got fused with the TM joint just after the resection, the mouth opening of this girl has increased immensely. .Which is measured as 40 mm or 4 cm. Usually 35 mm mouth opening atleast is considered as normal. Now its being exercised now with fergusson mouth gag.

Pain Left Side Neck Jaw Ear

The temporomandibular joint – the TMJ isthe joint between the lower jawbone the mandible and the temporal bone of the skull.The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibulardisorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area andlimited movement of the mandible. TMD may be caused by problems in the joint itselfor in the muscles surrounding the joint. Problems in the joint include: arthritis, inflammationand internal derangements. When the problem is in the muscles, the condition is calledmyofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is very common andcan occur in patients with a normal temporomandibular

joint. The syndrome is characterized by presenceof hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscles called trigger points. A trigger pointcan be felt as a nodule of muscle with harder than normal consistency. Palpation of triggerpoints may elicit pain in a different location. This is called referred pain.Trigger points are developed as a result of muscle overuse. Commonly, the muscles of chewing,or mastication, are overworked when patients excessively clench or grind their teeth unconsciouslyduring sleep. The medical term for this condition is “nocturnal bruxism�. A trigger pointis composed of many contraction knots where individual muscle fibers contract and cannotrelax. The sustained contraction of muscle

sarcomeres compresses local blood supply,resulting in energy shortage of the area. This metabolic crisis activates pain receptors,generating a regional pain pattern that follows a specific nerve passage. The pain patternsare therefore consistent and are well documented for various muscles.Trigger points in the masseter refer pain to the cheeks, lower jaw, upper and lowermolar teeth, eyebrow, inside the ear and around the TMJ area. Trigger points in the temporalisare also associated with headache and toothache from upper teeth. The main culprits of myofascialpain in the TMJ area are the pterygoid muscles. Trigger points in medial pterygoid refer painto the TMJ region in front of the ear, inside

the mouth and upper outside of the neck. Theymay also manifest as sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Pain from lateral pterygoid triggerpoints can be felt in front of the ear and on the upper jaw.Treatments aim to address bruxism, to relieve muscle spasm and release trigger points. Treatmentoptions include: Therapies: stress management, behavior therapy,biofeedback to encourage relaxation. Dental night guards: Splints and mouth guards to protect the teeth from damage. Medication: pain relievers, muscle relaxants,botox injections. Trigger points release techniques such asneedling and “spray and stretch�.

Swollen lymph nodes What are lymph nodes

swollen lymph nodes What are lymph nodes? Lymph nodes are small, beanshaped glandsthroughout the body. They are part of the lymph system, which carries fluid (lymph fluid),nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream. The lymph system is an important part of theimmune system, the body’s defense system against disease. The lymph nodes filter lymph fluidas it flows through them, trapping bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances, whichare then destroyed by special white blood

cells called lymphocytes. Lymph nodes may be found singly or in groups.And they may be as small as the head of a pin or as large as an olive. Groups of lymphnodes can be felt in the neck, groin, and underarms. Lymph nodes generally are not tenderor painful. Most lymph nodes in the body cannot be felt. What causes swollen lymph nodes? Lymph nodes often swell in one location whena problem such as an injury, infection, or tumor develops in or near the lymph node.Which lymph nodes are swollen can help identify

the problem. The glands on either side of the neck, underthe jaw, or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or sore throat. Glandscan also swell following an injury, such as a cut or bite, near the gland or when a tumoror infection occurs in the mouth, head, or neck. Glands in the armpit (axillary lymph nodes)may swell from an injury or infection to the arm or hand. A rare cause of axillary swellingmay be breast cancer or lymphoma. The lymph nodes in the groin (femoral or inguinallymph nodes) may swell from an injury or infection

in the foot, leg, groin, or genitals. In rarecases, testicular cancer, lymphoma, or melanoma may cause a lump in this area.

Can Jaw Problems Cause Vertigo

When you hear someone say they get migraines,you probably think of headaches, really BAD headaches. But in fact, the symptoms associatedwith migraine disorders are widely varied. What can some of those symptoms feel like? It felt like my skull couldn’t accommodatethe balloon that someone was blowing up inside of my head. Instead of just the sensitivity to light,I was now getting sensitivity to sound and to feeling. My headaches affected me at school becauseI missed a lot of the papers we were doing. It affected my playtime because when theywere being loud I couldn’t play because it was too loud. And the one time that I had a migraineso severely they did not know if it was a

migraine or a stroke. Very scary situation. The spinning sensation occurred wheneverI moved my head. Even slight movement like this or like this. There’s a squishiness in my ear that neverleaves, and I also noticed that I smell things that other people don’t smell and I tastethings that are have a odd taste to them, that are not recognized by others. Recently I’ve been experiencing unexplainedodors. They’re very strange and they range from smells of exhaust to sweet smells ofchocolate or of popcorn. I would pull into my driveway, get out ofthe car, and I would have a feeling that I

was still moving or I would even look at thecar and think maybe my car was rolling. I did recently find out that aphasia couldbe an aspect of this atypical migraine symptom, and my husband and I almost have a joke aboutit. I’ll be speaking, and I’ll just raise my eyebrows and point to him, and he’ll saythe word I can’t find. I get carsick a lot and it makes my head hurtand my stomach hurt. I’m Katey’s mother and we both suffer from migraines. I also experienced carsickness as a child. There is a family history with migraines inthe family, mainly the women. I am still left with the same problems, thesame ear pain, the same pressure, the same

vestibular disturbance. The antibiotics didnothing. I believe I’ve seen three or four differentEar, Nose, and Throat s who have sent me for Xrays, MRIs, CAT scans I’m not surewhat all tests, but they’ve all come back negative. By chance he said, quot;Have you tried magnesium?quot;First I was so surprised that he was taking me seriously, that I just started to laugh. I started taking Nortriptyline, and that helped for a while. I’ve been on the Topamax now for 6 monthsand I’ve had no sinus symptoms whatsoever, and I can’t tell you how much that has changed my life.

The other thing that I was really interestedin was the neurophysical therapy. I did that for about 3 months and that has been to datethe most effective intervention that I’ve done so far. So it got to the point where I can wear socks,I don’t have to think twice of which is the worst bra, which is the best bra. I canactually get dressed, um, the sensitivity is I would say 95% gone. One of the things I’m learning about auditoryprocessing disorder with migraines and other symptoms is also the fact that depressionis linked with some of the symptoms. And to know that my symptoms both collaborate together and they’re really one symptom is giving hope

that maybe the ear pain will go away, theear ringing will go away, the pressure in my sinuses will go away, the headache painwill go away, and I’ll get a boost!.

Vertigo Treatment with Simple Exercises BPPV Ask Jo

Hey everybody it’s Jo. Do you everhave that feeling that the room is spinning and you’re not drunk? You probably have Vertigo,but the positional vertigo which is benign. So it’s really important to go to your to get it checked out if something’s going on because it could be a symptom of somethingmore serious. If you’ve been diagnosed with BPPV, I’m gonna show you some exercises toget that a little bit better for ya. So first exercise is a BrandtDaroff exercise. Basicallyyou’re gonna do this five times, two times a day in each position there’s gonna be a30 second hold between. The first movement you wanna do is go down to one side and turnyour head at a 45 degree angle so it’s just

going to be going down like this, my head’sat a 45 degree angle, and I’m upholding this for 30 seconds. You might get a little dizzy,feel a little yucky, but if you hold it for the 30 seconds the dizziness will probablygo away. Then you’re going to come back up into the seated position, wait 30 more seconds. Again you’re probably going to be a little dizzy, that’ spinning’s going on, but it should go away. And then go to the other side againwith your head at a 45 degree angle holding that for 30 seconds. Now the couch that I’mon is a little bit squishy you probably want something a little bit firmer, but if youcan hold that 45 degree angle of your head while you’re lying down that’s fine. Thenyou’re gonna come back up for that final 30 second

hold. Doing that five times, two times a day.The next thing I wanna show you is some gaze stabilization exercises. And this just retrainsyour brain to not have that dizziness when you move your head quickly. So there’s somepretty simple exercises, the first one is actually just moving your eyes back and forth.So your just gonna look side to side, a nice smooth motion, ten times back and forth. Afteryou’ve gone back and forth, you’re gonna look up and down still trying to keep your headin one spot. Now remember this might make you a little dizzy and if it does that’s okayit’s reproducing those symptoms, but the more you do the less it’ll be. Then looking atone corner and back down to the other corner,

going up and down, and then the opposite cornerup and down. After you done the moving the eyes, now you’re going to actually move yourhead. Take a spot that you can focus on you can use your finger you can put somethingon the wall like an quot;Xquot; or an quot;Aquot; or any letter of the alphabet that you want, but now you’reactually moving your head so you’re focus on one spot. Keep your eyes on that one spotmoving your head side to side, then moving it up and down, trying to keep your eyes onthat spot the whole time it’s gonna wanna move, but really try to focus on that spot,then going at an angle, one way and going at an angle the other way. Trying to keepyour eyes focus on that one spot the whole

time. If you have any questions leave themin the comment section. And if you’d like to check out my other tutorials go to AskJo Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and remember, Be safe. Have fun. And I hope youfeel better soon.

Treatments For Bruxism

hi my name is Michelle and I knowthat a lot of people out there are struggling to treat bruxism and youjust kinda don’t know what to do when there’s a lotof free information on the internet so it can be really confusing to try and find outwhat factor actually real and that’s the problem with preseton the internet is you know it’s like it’s like trying toyou make a jigsaw puzzle when you don’t have all the pieces

because you’re sitting there like finding the pieces of information from various sources and these different tips and tricks andwho knows it any of them even work the best solution really is to get apaid product which goes out of its way to explain it foryou and yes it cost money but you know what you’re getting with itand actually I’m to go back the best way to get the most value is to buy a paid product that has a money backguarantee

so if for any reason the method that youtried doesn’t work for you you get your money back so it’s freeanyway seriously is so worthwhile because then you get afull completely understood package actually really great you knowand especially if there’s one website bruxism treatment nextag itwasn’t really great because it actually gives you options it likegoes and reviews the different products based on what other people have saidonline so from like forums and in and chat rooms at thisbecome an everyday like Paul the stuff

that people have actually said and a post about the product and thenit’s like most popular products so you can see usually find somethingthat’s going to work for you in all of them have like 60 day moneyback guarantees Ithink it is so you can find something for you a way if you’re struggling and you’rejust come running out of options you’re not sure what to do

you should definitely give this a chanceI’ll post a link below the tutorial just to make it easy for you but I definitely recommend that youcheck it out.

Jaw ReductionTeeth GrindingBruxism Treatment with Botox

Some people suffer with teeth grinding and also teeth clenching. These are two very debilitating conditions becausethey are not only painful but they affect the health of your teeth. Very often the teeth gets worn down very very quickly. Teeth can actually be broken in the course of grinding andclenching

and also as well it can affect yoursleep because very often when people grind their teeth it tendsto be at night when they’re sleeping. The symptoms of teeth grinding and teeth clenching come from how we handle our stress and our aggression in our everyday lives. For some people that’s very difficult and may requireother interventions. However, what we can do for your physicalsymptoms here at botonics

is we can administer neurotoxin, otherwise referred to as Botox bymany people, to the muscles involved in thegrinding and clenching process to relieve some of the pain and also to perhaps atrophy the muscle that would have built up over time thatmay be giving you a wider jaw than you used to have. However, we do recommend that you do also seek some help

with managing your stress and aggressionin your everyday life and other possible underlying rootcauses to this condition. Everyone is very individual so it’simportant to consult you very carefully and assess yourneeds to find out if we can help you to alleviate some of the symptomsthat you’re experiencing. If you do you feel that this is atreatment that you could benefit from them contact botonics and arrange for your free consultationso that we can meet and discuss your

needs further.

Left Jaw Pain When Biting Down

Hey everybody, it’s Jo. I got an emailfrom Barry and he was having some TMJ pain. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint whichis your jaw joint right there. And I’m gonna show you today just some simple stretchesand strengthening exercises to get that TMJ feeling better. So we’re just gonna startoff, you want to start off gently with these exercises, you don’t want to push very hardbecause this joint is small and it can get irritated very quickly. The first one youwanna do is you’re gonna use the palm of your hand so you’re not pushing with your fingers,but you’re using just your palm. You’re gonna put your palm on one side, doesn’t matter becausewe’re gonna do both. And you gonna keep your

mouth and teeth aligned. So the jaw staysin one spot, your teeth stay aligned so they’re not going back and forth like that. You’regonna keep it nice and still and you’re gonna push your palm in that way. And just holdit in place. A nice little 5 second push. Good. See how my jaw’s not actually movingbut I’m just putting gentle pressure on one side. Then after your do that maybe 35 times,5 seconds a piece, then you’re gonna switch and do the same thing on the other side. Somake sure you don’t just do one side and not the other side cause you wanna keep it even.The next one really simply, you’re gonna open your mouth just a little bit and put yourfingers inside but make sure you don’t bite

your fingers. You’re not biting, your keepingagain your jaw still and pushing pressure down this time. So you’re gonna put your fingersin your mouth on your bottom teeth, and just push down. See again my jaw’s not moving.I’m not stretching it open, I’m keeping it in one spot. Again just start off with about5 seconds of gentle pushing and do that about 5 times. The last one is to stretch out thejoin back here. You’re going to put your palm on your chin and just push straight back.Again you wanna make sure that your teeth are in alignment. If your teeth are over hereor over here and your moving it, you’re going to irritate that joint. So just palm on thechin. And relax your jaw. And push straight

back. So those are the exercises to strengthenand stretch out your TMJ joint if you’re having some pain in your jaw. Just start off withabout 5 seconds and then build your way up, but make sure your not pushing too hard. Theseare gentle stretches for that small joint in your jaw. If you have any questions, pleaseleave them in the comments section. And if you’d like to check out some more tutorials goto AskJo . Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon!.

7 Most Painful Dental Conditions Ever How They Will Kill You

These are the seven most painful dental conditions ever. After watching this, you’ll be scared shitless about your next trip to the dentist. Number 7: Dental AbscessA dental abscess is an infection inside the tooth or the gums that’s filled with pus.If not treated properly, it has the potential to turn deadly. While there are a few differenttypes of abscesses, they generally all have similar symptoms. The pain involved with an abscess usuallystarts off mild, but can quickly become extremely painful. The pain has been described as athrobbing or shooting sensation. The area in question will also swell up turn red.In more extreme cases, the abscess may spread

to the bones tissue near the teeth, whichcould cause swelling in the face or lymph glands on the neck. The pain will then spreadto the side of the face near the toothache. If a severe abscess were to go untreated,it could eventually spread internally to tissues muscles near the infected area. This spreadcan lead to a dangerous condition known as Ludwig’s angina, or an infection occuringon the floor of the mouth. This disease can be deadly as it often restricts necessaryairways. In fact, the name “anginaâ€� is derived from the Greek word “ankhon,â€�meaning “strangling.â€� In addition to feelings of being strangled, the face, neck, headwill also become infected.

It is even possible for people to die froman abscess. Famous fashion designer notorious Nazi supporter Hugo Boss died from a toothabcess in 1948. A 12yearold boy named Deamonte Driver died from a tooth abscess as well whenit spread to his brain. Despite two operations six weeks in the , his life couldnot be saved. The same thing happened in 2011 to 24yearold Kyle Willis when the infectionspread to his brain caused it to swell. In the cases of both Driver Willis, a delayin treatment was due to the fact that neither of them had health insurance. Number 6: Periodontal Gum DiseasePeriodontal gum disease is the result when

gingivitis goes untreated. It appears as inflammation infection around the tooth when severe enough, can cause tooth loss damage to yourbone structure. Once your gums are infected, they begin pulling away from the tooth. Thisspace allows bacteria to form underneath the gums. It’ll then progress by badly damagingthe bone structure under the gums usually results in teeth falling out or being removedif not treated properly. Symptoms of periodontal gum disease includesensitive teeth, bleeding gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, painful chewing. It is oftenthe result of smoking, hormonal changes, or a byproduct of other diseases such as diabetesor even AIDS.

Number 5: EdentulismEdentulism is a condition in which one is either completely—or at least partially—toothless.It affects an estimated 158 million people worldwide. As we all can suspect, losing one’s teethcan be very problematic. Teeth serve many basic yet important functions such as chewingfood, maintaining speech, supporting your facial structure. Teeth also allow humansto break their food down in a manner that is more digestible through a process knownas mastication. As a result, malnutrition is a very possible side effect, which mayadditionally have a domino effect. Weight

loss, constipation, arthritis have beenknown to occur as well. In the most extreme cases of edentulism, the condition has evenbeen connected to more serious sometimes lifethreatening diseases such as Parkinson’sdisease, heart problems, even cancer. Number 4: TMJ ConditionsTemporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ, describes a condition in which three importantparts of the mouth experience pain: the muscles that move the jaw, the muscles of mastication, the temporomandibular joints (which connect the mandible to the skull). If left untreated,TMJ conditions can become chronic quite painful.

Temporomandibular Disorders Review

The temporomandibular joint the TMJ isthe joint between the lower jawbone the mandible and the temporal bone of the skull.The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and is the most used joint in the body. The TMJis essentially the articulation between the condyle of the mandible and the mandibularfossa a socket in the temporal bone. The unique feature of the TMJ is the articulardisc a flexible and elastic cartilage that serves as a cushion between the two bone surfaces.The disc lacks nerve endings and blood vessels in its center and therefore is insensitiveto pain. Anteriorly it attaches to lateral pterygoid muscle a muscle of chewing. Posteriorlyit continues as retrodiscal tissue fully supplied

with blood vessels and nerves.The mandible is the only bone that moves when the mouth opens. The first 20 mm opening involvesonly a rotational movement of the condyle within the socket. For the mouth to open wider,the condyle and the disc have to move out of the socket, forward and down the articulareminence, a convex bone surface located anteriorly to the socket . This movement is called translation. The most common disorder of the TMJ is disc displacement, and in most of the cases, thedisc is dislocated anteriorly. As the disc moves forward, the retrodiscal tissue is pulledin between the two bones.

This can be very painful as this tissue is fully vascular andinnervated, unlike the disc. The forward dislocated disc forms an obstacle for the condyle movement when the mouth isopening. In order to fully open the jaw, the condyle has to jump over the back end of thedisc and onto its center. This produces a clicking or popping sound. Upon closing, thecondyle slides back out of the disc hence another quot;clickquot; or quot;popquot;. This condition iscalled disc displacement with reduction . In later stage of disc dislocation, the condylestays behind the disc all the time, unable to get back onto the disc, the clicking sounddisappeared but mouth opening is limited.

This is usually the most symptomatic stage the jaw is said to be quot;lockedquot; as it is unable to open wide. At this stage the conditionis called disc displacement without reduction Fortunately, in majority of the cases, thecondition resolves by itself after some time. This is thanks to a process called naturaladaptation of the retrodiscal tissue, which after a while becomes scar tissue and canfunctionally replace the disc. In fact, it becomes so similar to the disc that it iscalled a pseudodisc.

Implant Dentist Huntington WV TMJ Disorders Migraine Dental Office 25707 Dental Care 25708

TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Talks about TMJDisorder TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV You know, there’ssomething that has been getting a lot of attention lately.HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT You mean me? People have been looking at me a lot since I hadmy teeth whitened. TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV That’s very nice.But I meant TMJ. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT Who is TMJ?TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV TMJ is not a who. It is a what.TMJ is the name of the joint that connects your upper and lower jaws. TMJ stands forTemporomandibular Joint.

HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT Wow, that’s quitea mouthful. TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV TMJ dysfunctionis no laughing matter. It can cause people a lot of problems, and possibly a third ofthe people in the United NYs have it. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT A third? Wow. What kinds ofproblems? TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV One of the mostcommon is chronic headaches. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT Oooh, I hate headaches.TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Not only that, but they can also cause aching in the jaw, cheekor teeth. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT I hate aching inthe jaw, cheek or teeth.

TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Or dizziness ornausea. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT I hate dizzinessor nausea. TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Or hearing loss.HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT What’d you say? TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Or pain in the neckor shoulders. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT What’d you say?TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Or ringing in the ears.HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT What’s that sound I’m hearing?TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Now that was a joke. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT I keep trying. Butseriously, this sounds serious.

TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV The TMJ is one ofmost complicated joints in the entire body. The patient may not even feel that their jawis misaligned. But they feel tension in the jaw or face, neck aches, shoulder pain, andrecurring headaches. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT Did I mention Ihate headaches? TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV They may have goneto different s without success and end up taking medication for the headaches butnever solve the problem. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT So what is the problem?TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Most often it is a problem with the bite.HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT The bite?

TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV The alignment ofthe teeth. It can be a single tooth that doesn’t match up when you close your jaw, or it canbe several teeth. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT Can that be fixed?TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Yes, a TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV can fix it. Sometimes simplyby reshaping teeth that aren’t matching up. Or with veneers or crowns. Or braces willsolve the problem. Also simple mouth guards can fix the whole thing.That’s what a TMJDENTIST HUNTINGTON WV can figure out. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT You must be a genius.TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Yes, I am. Often a person who has had headaches for years willfind they suddenly stop. It can be life changing.

It is amazing.HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT That’s amazing. TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Now this misalignmentin the jaw can also come from a car accident like with whiplash or some other physicaltrauma. HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT physical traumacan’t be a good thing. TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Once we’ve determinedand corrected any bite problems, the patient may also benefit by help from a chiropractor.HUNTINGTON DENTAL PATIENT Chiropractor? TMJ DENTIST HUNTINGTON WV Yes. If the TMJproblem has existed for some time, the jaw, head, neck or shoulders all the way down tothe spine, even the feet could be tense and

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Best Way to Stop Grinding Teeth

If you find yourself grinding your teeth,even during the day, you are not alone. It is estimated that over half of the peoplein America grind their teeth constantly throughout a normal day. Dentists say that it is normal for peopleto grind their teeth and many people do not even realize that they are doing it. We will share some information on the bestway to stop grinding teeth and protect your teeth from future harm. Reduce Your Stress Level It is estimatedthat over 30% of the people in America who

grind their teeth do so because of stress. The best way to reduce your stress level andstop grinding your teeth at the same time is by relaxing. Try to eat right, get daily exercise, andrelax as often as possible, even if it’s just reading a book for 20 minutes before bed everynight. Many people grind their teeth in their sleepthe most, so this will help you to relax before bed. Be Conscious of Your Trigger While thismay seem obvious to you now, not everyone

knows their triggers.There are often events or even certain times of the day when you grind your teeth the most. If you know what your triggers are, it willbe easier to stop yourself from grinding your teeth, before you begin. See Your Dentist The best way to stop grindingteeth is to see your dentist for advice. Your dentist can tell you if misaligned teethor another condition could be causing you to grind your teeth. Your dentist can also help you find the besttreatment methods to stop the grinding as

well. These are just a few tips to help you stopgrinding your teeth, whether it is during the day or at night.Stress is a big reason for grinding, so you might want to start there, and then make anappointment with your dentist for further advice.

Jaw Joint Cancer Symptoms

These are the seven most painful dental conditions ever. After watching this, you’ll be scared shitless about your next trip to the dentist. Number 7: Dental AbscessA dental abscess is an infection inside the tooth or the gums that’s filled with pus.If not treated properly, it has the potential to turn deadly. While there are a few differenttypes of abscesses, they generally all have similar symptoms. The pain involved with an abscess usuallystarts off mild, but can quickly become extremely painful. The pain has been described as athrobbing or shooting sensation. The area in question will also swell up turn red.In more extreme cases, the abscess may spread

to the bones tissue near the teeth, whichcould cause swelling in the face or lymph glands on the neck. The pain will then spreadto the side of the face near the toothache. If a severe abscess were to go untreated,it could eventually spread internally to tissues muscles near the infected area. This spreadcan lead to a dangerous condition known as Ludwig’s angina, or an infection occuringon the floor of the mouth. This disease can be deadly as it often restricts necessaryairways. In fact, the name “anginaâ€� is derived from the Greek word “ankhon,â€�meaning “strangling.â€� In addition to feelings of being strangled, the face, neck, headwill also become infected.

It is even possible for people to die froman abscess. Famous fashion designer notorious Nazi supporter Hugo Boss died from a toothabcess in 1948. A 12yearold boy named Deamonte Driver died from a tooth abscess as well whenit spread to his brain. Despite two operations six weeks in the , his life couldnot be saved. The same thing happened in 2011 to 24yearold Kyle Willis when the infectionspread to his brain caused it to swell. In the cases of both Driver Willis, a delayin treatment was due to the fact that neither of them had health insurance. Number 6: Periodontal Gum DiseasePeriodontal gum disease is the result when

gingivitis goes untreated. It appears as inflammation infection around the tooth when severe enough, can cause tooth loss damage to yourbone structure. Once your gums are infected, they begin pulling away from the tooth. Thisspace allows bacteria to form underneath the gums. It’ll then progress by badly damagingthe bone structure under the gums usually results in teeth falling out or being removedif not treated properly. Symptoms of periodontal gum disease includesensitive teeth, bleeding gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, painful chewing. It is oftenthe result of smoking, hormonal changes, or a byproduct of other diseases such as diabetesor even AIDS.

Number 5: EdentulismEdentulism is a condition in which one is either completely—or at least partially—toothless.It affects an estimated 158 million people worldwide. As we all can suspect, losing one’s teethcan be very problematic. Teeth serve many basic yet important functions such as chewingfood, maintaining speech, supporting your facial structure. Teeth also allow humansto break their food down in a manner that is more digestible through a process knownas mastication. As a result, malnutrition is a very possible side effect, which mayadditionally have a domino effect. Weight

loss, constipation, arthritis have beenknown to occur as well. In the most extreme cases of edentulism, the condition has evenbeen connected to more serious sometimes lifethreatening diseases such as Parkinson’sdisease, heart problems, even cancer. Number 4: TMJ ConditionsTemporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ, describes a condition in which three importantparts of the mouth experience pain: the muscles that move the jaw, the muscles of mastication, the temporomandibular joints (which connect the mandible to the skull). If left untreated,TMJ conditions can become chronic quite painful.

Top 10 Mouth Cancer Symptoms How Facts

Top 10 symptoms of Mouth Cancer Cancer is defined as tumor resulting froman uncontrolled division of cells that enters and cause damage to our body cells tissues. Oral canceris where a tumor develops on the surface of the tongue, mouth, lips or gum and it does notgo away. Tumors can also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and the part of the throatfrom your mouth to your windpipe but these are less

common and they become dangerous if they werenot treated at early stage. What are the symptoms of oral cancer? The common and easily identical symptoms include: 1. Inside the mouth area either on lips andgums there will be some kind of swelling, lumps, rough red spots. 2. White and red soft covering grows insidethe mouth. 3. Mysterious blood flow in mouth area. 4. Inexplicable emotions, feelings lost, continuouspain in mouth or neck area.

5. Obstinate spots on mouth face and neckthat flow blood easily and cannot heal easily within 14 days. 6. Person feels that something get jammedin the back of throat. 7. Person fells much pain and difficulty inspeaking, eating or moving the jaws and tongue. 8. Harshness, sore throat, ear pain and changingof voice is also a symptom of this disease. 9. Fastest weight loose. 10. Change in the pattern of fitting of teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms happening,immediately visit to your dentist or any

professional health care.