Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Topic Guide

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome: Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is pain in the jaw joint. Causes include disease, trauma, wear and tear, or habits. Symptoms and signs include swelling, ear pain, tinnitus, hearing loss, muscle spasms, trouble swallowing, headache, dizziness, and a locked jaw. Treatment incorporates ibuprofen, eating soft foods, applying warm compresses, getting fitted with a bite plate, cortisone injection, or surgery.


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