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temporomandibular

 [tem″po-ro-man″dib´u-lar]
pertaining to the temporal bone and mandible.
temporomandibular joint disorder (temporomandibular joint syndrome) dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, marked by a clicking or grinding sensation in the joint and often by pain in or about the ears, tinnitus, tiredness and slight soreness of the jaw muscles upon waking, and stiffness of the jaw or actual trismus. Numerous causes have been proposed, such as mandibular overclosure, stress, and lesions of the joint. Called also TMJ disorder or syndrome.



Treatment may include medical therapy, dental therapy, or a combination of these. Dental treatment usually involves insertion of a biteplate to prevent the teeth from meeting and grinding against one another. The biteplate relieves pain and promotes muscle relaxation and normal positioning of the mandible, which allows the inflamed joint to rest and heal. Once the inflammation has subsided and normal neuromuscular function returns, the dentist may attempt to correct malocclusion. Medical therapy may include local heat applications to improve circulation and promote relaxation, corticosteroid injections into the joint, jaw exercises, and analgesics, muscle relaxants, and antiinflammatory agents.

tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar

(tem'pŏ-rō-man-dib'yū-lăr),
Relating to the temporal bone and the mandible; denoting the joint of the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): temporomaxillary (2)

temporomandibular

/tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar/ (tem″pah-ro-man-dib´u-ler) pertaining to the temporal bone and mandible.

temporomandibular

(tĕm′pə-rō-măn-dĭb′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or formed by the temporal bone and the mandible.

temporomandibular

[tem′pərō′mandib′yələr]
Etymology: L, tempora, the temples, mandere, to chew
pertaining to the articulation between the temporal bone and the condyle of the mandible.

tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar

(tem'pŏr-ō-man-dib'yū-lăr)
Relating to the temporal bone and the mandible; denoting the joint of the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): temporomaxillary (2) .

tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar

(tem'pŏr-ō-man-dib'yū-lăr)
Relating to temporal bone and mandible; denoting joint of lower jaw.
Synonym(s): temporomaxillary (2) .

temporomandibular

pertaining to the temporal bone and mandible.

temporomandibular dysplasia
subluxation with open-mouth jaw locking occurs in Irish setters and Basset hounds, caused by developmental abnormalities in the condyloid process of the mandible and the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone. Called also temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
temporomandibular joint syndrome
see temporomandibular dysplasia (above).

Patient discussion about temporomandibular

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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These factors include genetics, stress, changes in dental occlusion, muscular dysfunction and systemic conditions which may manifest in the temporomandibular joint.
Temporomandibular disorders: a position paper of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO).
The inclusion criteria for obtaining and selecting articles by means of searches performed between June and June 2017 were: (1) Articles that addressed the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in people with Parkinson's disease; (2) No restriction of language and year of publication; (3) Complete articles published in periodicals.
Aphthous ulcers and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the two oral diseases frequently linked to stress.
Displacement analysis of temporomandibular condyle from magnetic resonance images.
Treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis with temporalis muscle and fascia flap.
In the clinical examination, 25 individuals were under orthodontic treatment, speech therapy or otorhinolaryngology treatment; 35 individuals had absence of maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth or the first permanent molars (upper and lower), 18 individuals experienced displacement of articular discs, 18 individuals presented no temporomandibular dysfunction, being considered healthy subjects, and 33 individuals had a confirmed diagnosis of muscular temporomandibular dysfunction and were included in this study.
Effects of intubation anesthesia on the temporomandibular joint].
La mayor parte de los cambios morfologicos asociados con el crecimiento de la Articulacion Temporomandibular (ATM) se completan durante la primera decada de la vida.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis affects joint movement, speech, mastication, and oral hygiene.

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