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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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At the time of disorders condyle heads in the temporomandibular joints movement is as follows: left condyle head stops, and then goes back only slightly by about 1 mm and over that time the right condyle head moves in the forward direction of the mandible.
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2), (7), (17), (28), (29) Trauma to the joint, head or neck and even playing certain musical instruments may cause or worsen an existing temporomandibular disorder.
American Academy of Orofacial Pain: Differential diagnosis and management considerations of temporomandibular disorders; in Okeson JP (ed): Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management.
The disc of the human temporomandibular joint: Design, function and failure.
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Consider temporomandibular myofascial pain, a complex entity which may or may not be accompanied by internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.
Like all humans, Zhang has a joint on each side of his head called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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