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my·o·fas·cial pain-·dys·func·tion syn·drome
TMJ syndromeTemporomandibular joint-myofascial dysfunction syndrome. A complex neuromuscular disorder caused by dental malocclusion, possibly exacerbated by trauma, mental stress and bruxism.
Nonspecific unilateral facial pain, masseter muscle spasms.
No therapy is consistently effective, but may include physical (moist heat) therapy, analgesics, soft diet and surgery (e.g., high intracapsular condylectomy).
TMJ syndromeDental 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.
See: myofascial pain-dysfunction syndrome
TMJ syndromeAbbrev. for TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME.
my·o·fas·ci·al pain-dys·func·tion syn·drome(mī'ō-fash'ē-ăl pān-dis-fŭngk'shŭn sin'drōm)
Synonym(s): temporomandibular joint pain-dysfunction syndrome, TMJ syndrome.
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 ?