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Temporomandibular Joint Injuries (TMJ) 2017-11-30T15:08:01+00:00

What Is a TMJ Injury?

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to the temporal bone of your skull.

In Alberta, TMJ Dysfunction is subject to specific rules under the Minor Injury Regulations.The joint is in front of the ear on each side of your head. Place your fingers in front of your ears and put light pressure there while moving your jaw up and down. You will feel your Temporomandibular Joint. There are several complex components to your TMJ, such as muscle, bone, ligaments, and cartilage.

Damage or displacement of the cartilage can occur when there is a rapid acceleration/deceleration movement of the head, such as in a motor vehicle accident. TMJ Dysfunction often accompanies whiplash.

Joseph A. Nagy offers advice to victims of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) injuries.

Advice on TMJ Injuries

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled that TMJ Dysfunction is not a “Minor Injury” under the Minor Injury Regulations.

See Sparrowhawk v. Zapoltinsky, (2012) A.J. No. 54 (Q.B)(Q.L.)

If you have a Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ injury, contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss the particulars of your case.

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Common symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction include:

  • pain or tenderness in the jaw joint when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
  • restricted jaw opening
  • clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing your mouth
  •  “locking” of the jaw
  • headaches, ear aches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Most people with TMJ symptoms do not recognize that they have a TMJ injury and do not understand TMJ injuries. The symptoms are unique and unusual to them. They do not mention the symptoms to their doctor.

If you experience these symptoms, speak to your physician about them. Contact Joseph A. Nagy to discuss a referral to a TMJ specialist for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis.

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