What Are Jaw Disorders?

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Jaw disorders can cause pain, disfunctions of the jaw that can lead to difficulties smiling, eating, drinking and speaking, headaches, earaches, even the shifting of the teeth. Here are some of the common forms of manifestation of the disorder:

  • Issues resulting from a trauma sustained by the jaw – sever blows to the face and the jaw can dislocate the joint of the jaw and can also affect the muscles, the ligaments and the nerves in the jaw area, causing pain, even a complete mouth lock;
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome – the condition affects the hinge-like joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. The affection can be caused by trauma, by inflammation of the tooth or the other tissues in the jaw area or of the sinuses or by teeth grinding and it manifests in the form of pain that might radiate to the ear as well as difficulties moving the jaw;
  • Sinus problems – if the air-filled cavities located under the eyes, around the nose become inflamed or infected, they might fill with liquid that puts pressure on the jaw joints and causes pain;
  • Severe dental infections and abscesses – sometimes untreated dental infections can also affect the jaws, making jaw movement painful or limited, for dental disorder treatment find the best specialists at https://www.precisionosi.com/contact-us/highland-park-office/.