Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (Hardcover)
The joint which connects the jawbone to the skull is termed as the temporomandibular joint.The disorders of this joint can lead to pain in the muscles which control movement of the jaw as well as the jaw joint itself. This pain could be due to several reasons, such as arthritis, injury to the jaw or genetics. It could also be a combination of these reasons. A few symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders are locking of the joint, tenderness in the jaw, ache in and around the ear, and difficulty in chewing food. It can be treated through physical therapy or medications. Severe cases might even require surgery for the management of temporomandibular joint disorders. This book contains some path-breaking studies related to the clinical management of temporomandibular joint disorders. It consists of contributions made by international experts. This book aims to equip students and experts with the advanced topics and upcoming concepts in this area.