TMJ Pain and what
A lot of problems which were once
shrouded in secrecy have become connected to TMJ disorder in
the past few years. It turns out that the area which connects
our jaws to our skulls is a fragile section that, when
pressured, will bring about a variety of troublesome
consequences for many areas of the body.
Earaches, tooth pains, headaches,
unusual speech patterns, throat pains, poor eyesight, and the
likes can be determinants of a TMJ disorder.
But what are the TMJ
Knowing them will mean that we
better chances of avoiding them.
- Failing to care for your teeth
can result in TMJ. Decays may lead to toothaches, and
toothaches will compel our jaw to close in a different way. In
time, this may lead to abnormal closure of the
temporomandibular joint which will definitely develop to a
world of problems.
- Trauma on the lower part of the
face, especially the sides, can result in TMJ. Strong impact
can even dislocate the jaw from the skull. If such strong force
is experienced, the patient is strongly advised to seek medical
opinion. Sometimes, the effects may not be visible, but
alarming consequences may already be forming under the
- Unusual speech habits may be
hazardous to the ideal operation of the TMJ. Therefore, do not
push yourself to talk the wrong way. Particular words and
particular phrases are supposed to be spoken in a particular
way for a reason.
- Too much biting of nails can
lead to TMJ problems. Our nailes\Fingernails aren't as soft as
we'd expect them to be. More often than not, they can provide
pressure against the right operation of the temporomandibular
joint, resulting to the development of many possible TMJ
- Excessive gum chewing. Chewing
gums compel the TMJ area to work overtime, more than it should.
This will make it weaker and make it more fragile to TMJ
- Teeth grinding can result in
TMJ problems. If nails and gums aren't safely malleable enough,
then our teeth would even be more dangerous for the TMJ