Dr Pushkar Waknis

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ)

TMJ Clinic in pune

As the name suggests, TMJ is a ball and socket joint that connects or joins the jaw and the side of the head on either side of the face.

This joint permits the jaw to move up and down, side to side, chew and yawn. Inflammation or tenderness of this joint may lead to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD).

Pain associated with the TMJ is usually self – diagnosable and maybe chronic or acute in nature depending upon the intensity or duration of pain.

Pain May Cause:

  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Difficulty in opening and closing of the mouth affecting one or both sides of the face.

Pain may radiate around the ear, jaw, mouth and head giving rise to facial pain.

One may also experience pain in the following forms such as:

tooth-ache, head-ache, neck-ache, ear-ache,dizziness, hearing disability, upper shoulder pain, rinning in ears (tinnitus).

On clinical examination Temporomandibular Joint Disorders may lead to :

  • Clicking sound on opening and closing of the mouth
  • Crepitus
  • Tenderness of joint

Factors associated with TMD are :

  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Stress which may tighten the facial and jaw muscles.
  • Occlusal Interferences
  • Inflammation of joint
  • Movement of disc between the ball and socket of the joint

Are you suffering from any of these problems ???

If YES,

You are at the right destination..

We at the TMJ clinic provide you all kinds of treatments pertaining to the Temporomandibular Joint right from Surgical to Non Surgical Approach.

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