Treatment of Intrinsic Injuries to the Jaw’s Temporomandibular Joint. Sustained mouth opening and hyperextension injuries are the most common intrinsic injuries of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Hyperextension injuries of the temporomandibular joints can occur during intubation for general anesthesia, likely because the jaw muscles are paralyzed during induction, making the TMJ more susceptible to hyperextension.
Whiplash Induced TMJ Injuries and Delayed Onset of Symptoms By Dr. Brad Eli and Dr. James Elliott The incidence or prevalence of whiplash injury and TMJ where patients report jaw locking and facial pain indicates a need for speed to treatment. Whiplash-induced jaw injuries occur with sudden hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck, typically in… Continue reading Whiplash Triggered Jaw Injuries
Clinical Evaluation and Management of Direct Jaw Trauma in Adults Direct temporomandibular joint (TMJ) trauma is identified as a causal factor in many patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) who then need clinical management. Approximately 20-25% of people with chronic TMDs have a history of direct TMJ trauma . Furthermore, TMD patients with a history of… Continue reading Clinical Management of Direct Jaw Trauma
Jaw Sprain/Strain? Acute TMJ problem? Orofacial Therapeutics has a care plan that is easy to use, easy to purchase, and easy for healthcare providers to offer. Repeatedly over the last year, we see articles describing the higher rate of jaw pain, clenching, stress, and headache. Is the incidence rate higher, or is it the case… Continue reading Higher Rate of Jaw Pain Patients Ups Need for Solutions