Symptoms of Jaw conditions


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General information about symptoms of Jaw conditions: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Jaw conditions. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Jaw conditions. Furthermore, symptoms of Jaw conditions may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Jaw conditions.

List of symptoms of Jaw conditions: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Jaw conditions includes:

Symptoms of Jaw conditions: Severe injury to the jaw or TMJ can cause TMD. For example, a heavy blow can fracture the bones associated with the joint, or damage the disc. This may result in a disruption of smooth jaw motion causing pain or locking of the jaw during movement. Other causes of TMD are less clear. A poor bit (malocclusion) orthodontic treatment, jaw clenching, teeth grinding, as well as physical and mental stress have all been linked to TMD. Unfortunately, their roles as definite causes have not yet been determined. 1

More symptoms of Jaw conditions: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Jaw conditions, underlying causes of Jaw conditions, associated conditions for Jaw conditions, risk factors for Jaw conditions, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from TMD-TMJ (Jaw Disorders): NWHIC

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