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There are various signs and symptoms of TMJ
dysfunction few are;
-Pain around the TMJ area and ears.
-Tenderness in the jaw.
-Difficulty in mouth opening and pain on chewing.
-Clicking or popping sound on opening and closing of the mouth.
This can be diagnosed with the help of thorough clinical evaluation and radiographs.
TMJ disorders can be treated by;
- Use of analgesics and muscle relaxants.
-Application of moist heat towels on both the sides of TMJ as many times as possible.
-Use warm saline gargles 3-4 times a day.
-Taking mouth excercises.
-Having a soft diet
and avoiding wide opening of mouth during yawning and eating.