Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a musculoskeletal disorder within the masticatory system.

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)

Jaw joint is the highly functional joint and also related to very important functions like chewing, speech. The envelope of the joint includes various crucial determinants like teeth, muscles of jaws and the bones itself. All of these structures orchestrate the day to day functions of our life. People should get over the perception of the dentist as they deal with “the teeth, the whole teeth, nothing but the teeth!”. Jaw joint problems are largely within the province of dental care, which are mostly dealt by various fraternities of the medical field. Most of the times patients get used to the problems, self-corrected, worsen overtime.

Due to the recent life style and stressful situations, occurrence of these jaw joint problems increases in young ages. Most of these conditions are neglected or suffered by compromisation on daily basis. The severity of the issue can be understood only by the suffering person than the accomplice.

Understanding the dynamics of the joint is necessary to obtain the clear picture of the problem. The cause and the effect assessment of the joint is important in understanding the problem. The patients frequently complains of frequent headaches, dull aching jaw pain, clicking sounds while jaw movements and locking or decreased ability to open or close the mouth (lock jaw). Several conditions may be related to TMD, but they can be quite varied, and they are often difficult to pinpoint.

Till date clinical assessment considered as gold stand in finding the problem in the joint. Consulting the specialist at FMS TMD CLINIC may work out a treatment modality for your situation and symptoms.

Due to recent advancements in the technology functional assessment of the joint came into the practice. Functional evaluation of the jaw joints help us in understanding the joint mechanics non-invasively using equipment’s for measuring Bite forces (T Scan), Jaw muscles activity (Bio EMG), Jaw Joint noise analysis (Bio-JVA) and Jaw tracker. These comprehensive assessment aims at understanding the problem and treating it in a holistic approach in FMS TMD clinics …


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