Oral and dental joint diseases, jaw joint for various reasons; It refers to the problems occurring in the Temporomandibular Joint and surrounding tissues. These diseases can cause a variety of symptoms and affect a person’s mouth, jaw and facial movements.

What are Oral and Dental Joint Diseases?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction; T.M.J.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction can lead to symptoms such as pain, restricted movement, and jaw joint noises in the muscles, ligaments, and other tissues around the jaw joint. These symptoms usually occur during chewing, speaking or opening the mouth.

Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis

Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis, inflammation of the jaw joint due to various reasons, is known as joint arthritis. This condition can cause pain, swelling and limitation of jaw joint movements.

Jaw Locking

Jaw locking may occur due to a problem in the temporomandibular joint. In this case, the jaw may not move or pain may be felt with limited movement.

Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation, the jaw joint may move out of its normal position and become locked. This can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty chewing.

Bruxism; Teeth Grinding

Bruxism; Bruxism is the unconscious clenching or grinding of teeth during stress, anxiety or sleep. This can create pain and stress on the jaw joint and surrounding tissues.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a condition characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness in the muscles around the jaw. Factors such as stress, poor posture and teeth grinding can contribute to this condition.

The symptoms and severity of these diseases may vary from person to person. Symptoms usually appear as pain, limited movement, and tenderness and swelling in the tissues around the jaw joint.

Treatment usually aims to relieve symptoms and improve jaw joint health and may consist of a range of methods, such as the use of a mouth guard, physiotherapy, medications and other treatment options. The most appropriate treatment plan is determined based on the patient’s symptoms, health status, and the severity of their symptoms.

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