TMJ Temporo - Mandibular Joint
Sleeping on your side
effects the degree of grinding that may occur.
Below is info on description of what occurs
(TMJ) reacts from the joint where the mandible
(the lower jaw) joins the temporal bone of the
skull, immediately in front of the ear on each
side of your head. A small disc of cartilage separates
the bones, much like in the knee joint, so that
the mandible may slide easily; each time you chew
you move it. But you also move it every time you
talk and each time you swallow (every three minutes
or so). It is, therefore, one of the most frequently
used of all joints of the body and one of the
To accommodate such forces and to prevent too
much wear and tear, the cartilage between the
mandible and skull normally provides a smooth
surface, over which the joint can freely slide
with minimal friction. Therefore, the forces of
chewing can be distributed over a wider surface
in the joint space and minimize the risk of injury.
In addition, several muscles contribute to opening
and closing the jaw and aid in the function of
Because TMJ symptoms often develop in the head
and neck , otolaryngologists are appropriately
qualified to diagnose TMJ problems. Proper diagnosis
of TMJ begins with a detailed history and physical,
including careful assessment of the teeth occlusion
and function of the jaw joints and muscles. If
the doctor diagnoses your case early then simple,
home remedies should treat it successfully. Oftentimes
doctors will suggest a more supportive pillow.
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