TMJ Disorder X-Ray in Kenya
02 Feb, 2022 5:51 PM
Do you have trouble with your jaw? You could be a victim of TMJ DISORDERS. Before TMJ disorders such as damage to the ligaments, muscles and bones are corrected through surgery, a series of tests and x-rays to determine the underlying factors causing the facial pain must be conducted. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to complex jaw joint. Dental X-Ray and Imaging Centre is a specialist TMJ X-Ray centre in Nairobi, Kenya, where results guide maxillofacial and oral surgeon to repair damage and restore the full functionality of the jaw.
Causes of TMJ Disorders
TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TM joint. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Injuries and arthritis can damage the joint directly or stretch or tear the muscle ligaments. As a result, the disk, which is made of cartilage and functions as the “shock absorber” of the jaw joint, can slip out of position.
Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking, or grinding (also referred to as crepitus) noise when you open your mouth or trouble opening your mouth wide.
Signs of a TMJ Disorder
• Pain in the ears
• Generalised intense facial pain
• Difficulty chewing
• Difficulty or restricted mouth movements
• Grinding or clenching your teeth
• Sore or stiff muscles around your jaws
• Frequent headaches or neck aches
• Pain when you clench your teeth
• Does your jaw click, pop, grind, catch, or lock when you open or close your mouth?
• Is it difficult or painful to open your mouth, eat, or yawn?
• Have you ever injured your neck, head, or jaws (fall from a height, “whiplash” injuries)?
• Have you had problems (such as arthritis) with other joints?
• Do you have teeth that no longer touch when you bite?
• Do your teeth meet differently from time to time?
• Is it hard to use your front teeth to bite or tear food?
• Are your teeth sensitive, loose, broken or worn?
The more times you answered “yes”, the more likely it is that you have a TMJ disorder.
TMJ and Facial Pain Disorders are generally characterised by chronic pain and tenderness in either or both jaws. Get in touch with us for professional Dental X-Ray and Imaging services.
Dental X-Ray & Imaging Centre
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