JAW JOINT (TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT)
stomatognathic system; It is a complex system in which functions such as chewing, speaking, swallowing and breathing are performed. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is part of the stomatognathic masticatory system. The TMJ is an important joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull and regulates the movements of the lower jaw.
JAW JOINT DISORDERS (TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS)
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMR) is a term that encompasses many clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint and related tissues. Temporomandibular disorders can be defined as abnormal, incomplete and impaired function of the jaw joint.
SYMPTOMS OF JAW JOINT DISORDERS
- Pain in the head and face area
- Pain in the ears, ringing, buzzing
- Clicking, squeaking, etc. sounds when opening and closing your mouth
- Inability to open your jaw fully or stuttering when opening
- Pain in the neck area
- dizziness, fainting
- Pain while eating and chewing, feeling tired
- Pain when closing the teeth on top of each other
- Pain and strain while yawning