Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ for short is a dysfunctional of the jaw and its movement. TMJ has affected the life of millions of people around the world and they always try to find a good solution to cure this disorder from happen again.
There are various problem than can causing the TMJ both in physically or mentally such as injuries, accident, emotional shock, stress, or grief. So, this disorder is quite complex since it is involving physical and psychological aspects that can bring frustration to the sufferers.
Some common symptoms that often happen with this disorder are; cannot control the movement of tongue or jaw, mouth opening become difficult and limited, cheek pain, uncontrollable tooth grinding or clenching. When the symptoms occurs, it will disturb the activity not to mention very annoying.
TMJ disorder should be taking care of before the disorder become worsen and causing much serious problems such as tongue pain, headache, vertigo, dizzy, hard to swallow, inflammation on the joint of jaw bone or even lead to neck and solder problem. The TMJ sufferers must consult their problem to the physician who understand about this disorder.
There are some basic methods to treat this disease such as; over the counter pain relievers, some anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxant medicine to reduce the pain and muscle tension.
There is also jaw therapy and exercise to help strengthen or relax the muscles around the jaw to prevent the TMJ symptoms occurs. One of the common options in jaw therapy is using the heat and cold therapy to the jaw to reduce the muscle tension.
Dental treatment can also become an option. Using a biteplate from the dentist can help to make the upper and lower jaw become aligned and reduce the chance of tooth from clenching suddenly especially when sleeping at night.
Surgery can also become an option, although this option should be done for severe case as the last effort, especially when the TMJ disorder become chronic and much serious.