TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint DysfunctionIn this book you will get the causes, symptoms, and treatments , as well as things to do at home to relieve jaw pain.
In the United States, there is an estimated 10 million people with TMJ dysfunction. Of the lot, only 25% present actual symptoms, which means that some sufferers go on with their lives not knowing what they have.
To arrive at a diagnosis, thorough history taking and a series of examinations will be performed by the otolaryngologist, oral and maxillofacial specialist or dentist. Some of the diagnostic procedures may involve the use of the clinical tests, imaging, laboratory tests and so much more.
Disease Prognosis: As long as it is detected early, TMJ problems are fairly easy to address. Although some cases are only resolved after surgical intervention, much success is obtained from simple home and clinical remedies.
Series of questions your dentist may ask you to diagnose TMJ
Are you finding it hard to open your mouth?
Is this the first episode you experienced or have these symptoms manifested in the past?
When did the symptoms start manifesting?
Did you get into an accident prior to the manifestation of the symptoms?
Are the symptoms constant or do they come and go?
Do the symptoms manifest following a trigger?
Are you taking certain medications?
Are you in a lot of stress right now?
Are you experiencing neck aches, toothaches and headaches frequently?
Does your jaw click or pop? Is it accompanied by pain?
As you can see this book will better help you understand what TMJ dysfunction is and how to get treatment. You will also learn how to treat the symptoms at home with some at home remedies.
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