The temporomandibular joint the tmj is the 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. Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area and limited movement of the mandible. TMD may be caused by problems in the joint itself or in the muscles surrounding the joint. Problems in the joint include: arthritis, inflammation and internal derangements. When the problem.
Is in the muscles, the condition is called myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is very common and can occur in patients with a normal temporomandibular joint. The syndrome is characterized by presence of hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscles called trigger points. A trigger point can be felt as a nodule of muscle with harder than normal consistency. Palpation of trigger points 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 unconsciously during sleep. The medical term for this condition is nocturnal bruxism. A trigger point is composed of many contraction knots where individual muscle fibers contract and cannot relax. 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 patterns are therefore consistent and are well documented for various muscles. Trigger points in the masseter refer pain to the cheeks, lower jaw, upper and lower molar teeth, eyebrow, inside the ear and around the TMJ area. Trigger points in the temporalis are also associated with headache and toothache from upper teeth. The main culprits of myofascial pain in the TMJ area are the pterygoid muscles. Trigger points in medial pterygoid refer pain to the TMJ region in front of the ear, inside.
The mouth and upper outside of the neck. they may also manifest as sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Pain from lateral pterygoid trigger points 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. Treatment options include: Therapies: stress management, behavior therapy, biofeedback to encourage relaxation. Dental night guards: Splints and mouth guards to protect the teeth from damage.
Why do my teeth hurt Toothache symptoms Sensitive Teeth Gum Pain Tooth Pain Infection Wisdom
In this tutorial we will quickly go over the likely and somewhat likely symptoms to each of these causes of pain. And then we will post in a link below a tutorial to where you can find temporary relief for each type of pain. It is important to listen to this tutorial in its entirety because each cause of pain has symptoms that mimic some of the other causes of toothache. And therefore you need to find a cluster of Toothache symptoms that relate to you and your toothache.
We will start with a dying nerve. your tooth has a nerve running down the center of it. If that nerve becomes sick your like to experience one or more of the likely symptoms. Tooth Pain to hot, pain to cold, a radiating pain down the side of your face and a sharp pain when biting down. You might also experience some of these other somewhat likely symptoms. An abscessed or dead tooth is likely to exhibit at least on of the following symptoms. Throbbing on the side of the face, swelling on the side of the face, pain that radiates up the side.
Of the face, also, pain during or after chewing. you might also see a little pimple on the side of your gums. Also you might experience any one of the following somewhat likely symptoms. The symptoms of a cracked tooth vary widely depending on how deep the crack is. However you are very likely to have a sharp or zinging pain when you bite down that can be localized to a certain area. Also you might have radiating pain, throbbing, or even a loose tooth, also the somewhat likely symptoms. Your teeth have little ligaments that hold.
Them into place. if those ligament become inflamed like they do for some people that grind their teeth you are likely to experience one of the following symptoms. Throbbing in your teeth, headaches, pain in your teeth that you can’t really localize where it is at in your mouth, pain after eating, or pain in your toothache after you wake up in the morning. Also the somewhat likely symptoms. If those teeth ligament become infected like in gum disease you are likely to experience one of the following symptoms. Throbbing in.
All your teeth, pain upon biting or chewing, pain when you floss your teeth and then also swollen gums. Also the somewhat likely symptoms. Irritated tooth ligaments like when you get a popcorn husk stuck in you gums experience the following likely symptoms. Gum Pain to flossing, Gum pain to chewing in that localized area, throbbing from a localized area, also pain after eating a meal. A small to medium sized cavity most likely won’t give you any pain at all, but if it does it’s normally a pain to sweets or possibly.
To cold. sensitive teeth are what happen when the underlying levels of your teeth become exposed like when you have gum recession or after the dentist drills on your teeth. The likely symptoms are pain to cold in a specific area and also pain when you touch on random spots of your tooth. Also Tooth pain when you brush your teeth. TMJ or TMD is the disorder of this joint right here. And the symptoms vary widely but you would be most likely to have one of the following.
Symptoms. headaches, pain that radiates on one side of the face or pain when chewing on one side of the face also many other somewhat likely symptoms. Wisdom teeth pain can mimic any of the other cause of pain I already explained However it is also very likely to have pain when biting and chewing in the very back corners of your mouth. An oral fungal infection has one very common symptom and that is burning on your tongue or in your entire mouth.
Oral lesions are very serious and there are many different types and thus very many different symptoms you should get in to see your dentist especially if it doesn’t go away after 14 days. Oral lesions will normally burn in that localized area. I hope you were able to match a cluster of your symptoms to one of the causes of tooth pain. If you did now you can watch one of my tutorial on how to find temporary relief for that cause of pain. Also in the description below I am going to include a link to a diagram.