Temporomandibular Joint Essay

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Temporomandibular Joint is a hinge that connects the upper jaw (bone of the skull) and lower jaw (mandible of the jaw) to one another, it is also responsible for the movement of the jaw side to side, forward, and backwards. The temporomandibular joint is comprised of the outside parts of the mandibular fossae of the temporal bone, other ligaments, and parts of the eminences and mandible. This joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body. You can see a lot of the movement of the joint if you open your mouth wide enough. Temporomandibular Joint is usually a result of issues that occur within the jaw, or surrounding muscles in the jaw. No one knows the exact cause of TMJ/TMD it is usually impossible to determine.
Temporomandibular Joint also known as Temporomandibular Joint disorder, TMJ, or TMD is hard to tell the exact cause. Majority of symptoms from TMJ are also symptoms of other issues in the mouth/jaw that are hard to determine. One-way to tell if. You have Temporomandibular Joint Disease is by having a
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The membrane that lines the temporomandibular joint (synovitis) may be inflamed which can cause many issues in the jaws alignment that can and will cause TMJ/TMD in the long run if not corrected sooner than later. Any injuries to the jaw or facial area such as fractures, dislocations and misalignments from surgeries can result in contracting TMJ/TMD late on down the line. Minor arthritis pains also known as osteoarthritis, and inflamed arthritis known as rheumatoid arthritis are underlying issues that can and will cause temporomandibular joint disorder. Because there is some form of arthritis in the jaw or near the jaw it causes pains and aches to occur and if not treated it will cause the jaw to shift and create misalignment in the jaw or a misaligned bite that will later on affect the mandible; and how it

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