21/07/2014 by Braithwaite Boyle
What is TMJ?
TMJ is known as Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and is also abbreviated as TMD or TMJD. TMD refers to a dysfunction and associated pain of the jaw muscles which connect the mandible to the skull.
TMJ can result in pain, restricted mandible (jaw) movement and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TAJ) during jaw movement.
- Some of the symptoms of TMJ are:
- Locking of the jaw joint
- Clicking, popping or cracking in the jaw joint
- Pressure or water-like feeling in the ears
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain in the jaw joints
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
If you have suffered TMJ as the result of a motor vehicle accident, you should tell your doctor about this problem immediately and see your dentist who can refer you to a TMJ specialist to confirm the diagnosis. TMJ is a major injury and can cause lifelong problems.
If you or a loved one suffers from TMJ as a result of a car accident, call Braithwaite Boyle today for your free initial consultation and speak to one of our experienced injury lawyers to get the help and advice you need.
Information provided by James Dow, BA, LLB.