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How Are Vertigo And TMJ Disorders Treated

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Dr Anthony Bouneff
How Are Vertigo And TMJ Disorders TreatedConservative treatments, such as administering heat or ice to the afflicted region, using splints or night mouth guards, or using anti-inflammatory drugs, are often effective for treating minor instances of TMJ. Patients who suffer from TMJ may need surgery to correct a misaligned joint due to significant soft tissue damage or to tighten the connective tissue and tendons in the area. In addition, the oral surgeon may also use a very small scope that he inserts into an incision to inject an anti-inflammatory medication into the joint in order to eliminate inflammation and lessen the pressure that has built up there, which is causing it to push on the inner ear. This operation has a high success rate and enables the patient to restore a full range of motion in the affected joint.

Joint Restructuring May Be Used To Treat TMJ Related Vertigo

Vertigo caused by TMJ develops when swelling of the jaw joints pushes on the inner ear. The inner ear is the component of the ear that sends signals to the brain about where the body is positioned and how it is moving. Inflammation of the joints may produce pressure on the inner ear, which may throw off the body's sense of balance and provide erroneous messages to the brain on the function and activity of the body. Joint restructuring is a sort of operation that is often carried out on arthritic patients who are experiencing significant joint degradation and need either partial or total replacement with an artificial joint.

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