Why does the jaw hurt?
What if your jaw hurts? If the pain is insignificant, then perhaps you should not pay attention to it, since, most likely, it will pass by itself? If there was no mechanical damage, can severe pain in the jaw joint cause any infectious disease?
There are upper and lower jaw bones. Both teeth are attached. In addition, the upper also participates in the formation of a solid palate, orbit and nasal cavity. Therefore, damage to the upper jawbone (as well as the lower one) can have serious consequences for some organs and the functioning of certain body systems.
If you feel pain in the jaw jointIt is worth paying attention to. Perhaps you think that this is the result of a minor bruise and the pain will soon pass. But the pain in the jaw joint can be the result, for example, of cysts or trauma. Trauma - this is serious, because as a result of a dislocation or fracture of this part of the skull can be very serious consequences - the teeth can be deformed, take a different spatial position or even start falling out. To prevent teeth from falling out of your mouth, see a traumatologist as soon as possible if there has been a mechanical damage that causes your jaw to hurt. In the clinic, taking a picture, analyzing it, after making a survey, the doctor can diagnose you and dispose of the methods of treatment. As a result of mechanical damage - for example, a strong impact of a heavy steel object - a jaw bone fracture may occur, which is usually accompanied by severe pain. A fracture of both the upper or lower, and both jaw bones is possible. In this case, the jaw is especially bad. If you do not have a mechanical trauma, and the cyst has caused pain, do not pay attention to it, too, because it can develop into a flux. If the cause of unpleasant sensations of what the jaw hurts is the cyst, then contact the dentist. Flux can affect the tissue of the teeth, as well as the jawbones. In the first case, the whole process can result in pulpitis, causing the necrosis of the tooth, and in the second - with purulent osteomyelitis, which can end very badly.
However, there are several other reasons whywhich can be the pain of this area, and one of them is a dislocation of the jaw. Symptoms that accompany pain can indicate a dislocation or some other cause. However, the signs of dislocation of the jaw are unequivocal, they can not be confused with any others.
A lot of trouble can be brought by a dislocation of the jaw. Symptoms of it are as follows: it is difficult to move the jaw - for example, to close your mouth, speech is broken, indistinct. The lower part of the jaw is either unnaturally pushed forward, or oblique. Salivation is increased. And, of course, severe pain in the jaw joint.
Two types of such dislocations: one-sided and two-sided. Less common is unilateral, with it pathologies are characteristic of only one joint - the mouth is slightly open, the chin is rejected in a healthy way. When the bilateral mouth is fully open, and the jaw is pushed forward. Severe secretion of saliva, difficult to talk or swallow.
There is also an incomplete or complete dislocation of the jaw. Symptoms of full - bones do not touch each other. Incomplete (or, as it is also called, subluxation) is characterized by some contiguity of bones. It can also be a simple, or a complicated dislocation of the jaw. Symptoms of complicated dislocation include possible damage and even rupture of the skin, tendons, jaw vessels. The dislocation can also be with the jaw bias back or forward.
Any traumatologist will easily determine the damagethis lower part of the skull. Treatment is performed by means of correction. In this procedure, the chewing muscles should not be strained, and therefore, so that they are relaxed, the correction should be done slowly. In some cases, this procedure can be performed not only by a doctor, but also by a person who does not have medical education, but with relevant experience.</ p>>