As we all know our eating habits have been really changing in the last decade because nowadays we are eating a lot more sweet things and junk food which results in different types of toothache and gum problems. Most common and painful problem is jaw joint pain, these are the joints that connect your jaws with your skull and whenever this joint is injured or have any sort of damage it creates a pain disorder which is medically known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or another name is temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
This pain can create a really tough situation for a person because he is not been able to eat anything and the pain is consistent and really disturbing that’s why he strives to get rid of it as soon as possible. Before deciding the remedy of disease first we have to know the symptoms and causes of this pain so we can understand it properly and have a proper plan to get rid of this as soon as possible.
What is Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome?
Before getting the symptoms and relief first we have to understand what actually temporomandibular joint syndrome is. This disorder occurs when a person has inflammation or injury of the jaw muscles or nerves. As we know that temporomandibular joint in the connection between the jawbone and the skull that’s why the inflammation and the injury mostly result in pain while you are chewing something, swelling on the side of the face, pooping of the jaw and when you have nerve inflammation you might experience headache and tooth grinding.
Symptoms of TMJ
As compared to other teeth and gums problem temporomandibular joint syndrome is pretty different that’s why if you did not get the symptoms correctly it will be hard for you to get rid of this itching pain. Most of the time TMJ disorder happens due to the injury of the jaw, sleeping in wrong posture and teeth grinding.
Here are some most common signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint syndrome.
- Popping sounds in ears
- Jaw clicking and popping
- Jaw pain
- Locking of jaw joint
- Sore jaw muscles
- Poor posture
- Teeth grinding
- Gum chewing
High Risk for TMJ syndrome
There is no doubt in it with that with poor posture and lots of other carelessness anyone can suffer from temporomandibular joint syndrome but there are some important factors that if you don’t avoid them you have a high risk of getting into this painful and disturbing dieses.
- Most of the memory in the age range of 18 to 44 have a really high risk to suffer from jaw joint pain
- The bad posture of the neck and upper back muscles can also be the reason for this painful and irritating TMJ syndrome
- Most of the people have pain sensitivity and increase stress responses may also suffer this jaw joint
- Stress is another important factor for muscle tension and jaw clenching
Solution Of TMJ syndrome
After you realize that you have one or multiple symptoms of TMJ syndrome so its batter for you to avoid home remedies and visit the dental doctor as soon as possible to avoid further damage and continuous pain. we can suggest you some medical treatments for quick relief and permanent solution.
This is a plastic dental protector that you can have and you can also customize it as per your teeth to set fit on them. Although you can buy this from any pharmacy but getting a mouthguard from a dental doctor is a batter option as he well provides you the right one which fixes you the best. Where your mouthguard while sleeping and it will save your joints from late-night unconscious grinding.
Most of the people suffering from jaw joint problems get relief with mouth guard but if you did not get relief with mouth guard then the doctor might suggest you have some muscle relaxers although they are not the permanent solution they will relieve your pain when you have them.
Another solution is Botox injections into the jaw muscles. The medication in the Botox avoids the jaw to clench with each other and provides the patient with a pain-free solution. Most of the time the result of these injections lasts very long but after a while, you need to re-inject them to stay pain-free.
If all the above solutions not provide you the relief then the doctor might suggest you to have a jaw surgery because if your TMJ problem becomes very severe then you need surgery to fix your jaw structure for pain relief. It is a painful procedure and doctors mostly recommend them when it is inevitable.