TMJ is becoming ever more common at the moment with patients frequentlycomplaining of jaw ache. But what is it, what causes it and how to control or cure it? In this blog we will address these and also the reasons why its more common in covid times.
TMJ is the collective term for any conditions around the temporomandibular joint or the associated muscles. The temporomandibular joint is a synovial joint and is therefore like your knee. The temporomandibular joint allows you to eat, talk, yawn and chew and should allow all these activities in a pain-free way.
Signs and symptoms
The signs and symptoms of TMJ include –
Causes of TMJ
There can be many causes for TMJ and while there can be one cause there can also be multiple causes.
Since the emergence of Covid 19 we have seen an increase in the amount of people presenting with jaw ache. The author speculates that this is coming down to increased stress and anxiety caused by Covid-19. Increased stress leads to an increase in grinding/clenching of the teeth which is a major cause of TMJ.
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