What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders?

TMJ disorders refer to dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint that connects the two parts of the jaw and makes it possible to open and close the mouth. When these joints do not function properly, smiling, laughing, speaking, eating, and yawning can become problematic. Severe TMJ disorder can make it difficult to chew or even open the mouth wide enough to bite. Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include some or all of the following: What Causes TMJ Disorders? TMJ disorder occurs[…] Read More

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What to Expect After TMJ Surgery

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the complex joint that controls the movement of the jaw. It allows movement in multiple directions. TMJ surgery may be needed to correct the condition when this joint is damaged or diseased. You can go home after most TMJ surgeries, which are considered minor outpatient procedures. Before you leave, you can expect to spend some time under observation in the recovery room, where your vitals will be monitored, and the staff will confirm that your[…] Read More

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How Is a TMJ Disorder Typically Diagnosed?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Treat and Repair TMJ Conditions.

One of the body’s most complex joints, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) has dual functionality as both a ball-and-socket joint and a sliding joint. The TMJ is responsible for speech, eating, and swallowing. When the TMJ joint becomes damaged or diseased, it can lead to chronic pain and other conditions that further damage the TMJ, causing increasing difficulties for the patient. When TMJ problems occur, the body addresses unstable joints or bite imbalances by overcorrecting them, frequently leading to teeth grinding,[…] Read More

Can Trauma Cause TMJ Disorders?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Treat Patients Suffering From TMJ Disorders or Trauma.

Injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can occur in many ways, including trauma to the jaw, head, or neck areas. The TMJ is complex and functions as both a ball-and-socket and sliding joint and is responsible for chewing, talking, and swallowing. Acute trauma to the jaw muscles or bones is the most common cause of TMJ injury, such as a direct blow due to a car accident, sports accident, or physical altercation. Repetitive injury to the muscle tissues, such as[…] Read More

Can TMJ Disorders Cause Vertigo?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Provide Surgical Relief for TMJ Disorders.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex, yet it is crucial, allowing you to talk, eat, and swallow. Diseased or damaged TMJ joints result in a multitude of painful and sometimes debilitating disorders. There are many reasons why TMJ disorders develop, including disease, injury, and teeth grinding, leading to thinning discs, inflammation, pain, misaligned bite, and even vertigo. Vertigo is a condition characterized by the sensation of spinning or feeling that the surrounding is moving, a dizziness[…] Read More

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