TMJ syndrome


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TMJ

 
TMJ disorder (TMJ syndrome) temporomandibular joint disorder.
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my·o·fas·cial pain-·dys·func·tion syn·drome

dysfunction of the masticatory apparatus related to spasm of the muscles of mastication precipitated by occlusal dysharmony or alteration in vertical dimension of the jaws, and exacerbated by emotional stress; characterized by pain in the preauricular region, muscle tenderness, popping noise in the temporomandibular joint, and limitation of jaw motion.
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TMJ syndrome

Temporomandibular joint-myofascial dysfunction syndrome. A complex neuromuscular disorder caused by dental malocclusion, possibly exacerbated by trauma, mental stress and bruxism.
 
Clinical findings
Nonspecific unilateral facial pain, masseter muscle spasms.
 
Treatment
No therapy is consistently effective, but may include physical (moist heat) therapy, analgesics, soft diet and surgery (e.g., high intracapsular condylectomy).
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TMJ syndrome

Dental occlusive disease, temporomandibular joint syndrome, temporomandibular pain, TMJ disorder, myofacial–pain dysfunction syndrome Neurology A complex neuromuscular disorder caused by dental malocclusion, possibly exacerbated by trauma, mental stress, bruxism Clinical Nonspecific unilateral preauricular and facial pain, masseter muscle spasms Management No specific therapy is available; nonspecific therapies include physical modalities–moist heat, analgesics, soft diet, surgery–eg, high intracapsular condylectomy. See Soft diet.
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TMJ syn·drome

(sindrōm)
Abbreviation for temporomandibular joint pain-dysfunction syndrome.
See: myofascial pain-dysfunction syndrome
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TMJ syndrome

Abbrev. for TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME.
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my·o·fas·ci·al pain-dys·func·tion syn·drome

(mī'ō-fash'ē-ăl pān-dis-fŭngk'shŭn sin'drōm)
Dysfunction of masticatory apparatus related to spasm of muscles of mastication precipitated by lack of occlusal harmony or alteration in vertical dimension of jaws, and exacerbated by emotional stress; characterized by pain in the preauricular region, muscle tenderness, popping noise in temporomandibular joint, and limitation of jaw motion.
Synonym(s): temporomandibular joint pain-dysfunction syndrome, TMJ syndrome.
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Patient discussion about TMJ syndrome

Q. I have a pain in the side of my head how can I know if it is serious? In the last two days i have a pain in the side of my head. The pain is more severe after eating but I can feel it almost all the time. how can I know if its something severe or just a temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome ?

A. IHAVE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR OR U CAN USE TEMPROTAR

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