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Tmj Swallowing Problems
TMJ Dysfunction: TMD, musculoskeletal pain in the TMJ area can arise from the cervical spine and those rheumatic and collagen diseases that affect the masticatory system and cervical spine. Because muscle pain is a deep somatic pain, it can also cause central excitatory effects through sensory, motor or autonomic systems (neck problems or dizziness). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
Yes: Although often it's the other way around, with malocclusion causing or contributing to TMJ problems. They go hand in hand. Resolution of malocclusion often diminishes or eliminates TMJ symptoms. Please have an orthodontist check your occlusion and your tmj. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly the same: Tmj is the name of the place where the lower jaw (mandible) meets with the skull. Tmd is a disorder of that joint. It's caused by lots of things, including the forces of chewing and grinding one's teeth. If you think you have this, stop chewing gum and very chewy foods then start with simple measures like otc Ibuprofen and warm compresses. In the end, most need a custom guard to protect teeth. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?
TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying
TMJ balance: Tmj could definitely cause balance problems (inner ear inflammation), I have two patients now that have that problem and one fells better after adjusted bite and night guard and the other is being fitted for a night guard. As to the sinus, i suppose it it can because of pressure your applying to your teeth, but its not really a cause to a sinus infection, just tooth relation. See a dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.
Yes: When you clench or grind you load your jaw joint and muscles in your cheek with a tremendous amount of pressure. This pressure can eventually lead to a tremendous pain in the joint. Clicking, limited opening, and pain can be troublesome and a dds should be consulted for help. Hope all is well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
TMJ vs TMD vs TMJD: TMJ is temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. TMD, TMJD which stands for temporomandibular joint Disorder or Dysfunction, as a result of problems with the jaw joint and surrounding muscles that control chewing, speaking and moving the jaw. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers