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Glossary for Jaw conditions

  • Arthritis: General name for any type of joint inflammation, but often means age-related osteoarthritis.
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Distal myopathy, Markesbery-Griggs type: A very rare muscle disease which mainly affects the front of the lower leg.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Jaw clicking: A clicking sound originating from the jaw when it is opened or closed. The noise can be caused by conditions such as jaw misalignment, problems with the jaw muscle and teeth grinding. It may also be caused by a traumatic injury to the jaw. The problem is relatively common and often there is not much that can be done to treat the problem. It is generally not a problem unless it is associated with such things as facial pain or jaw pain.
  • Jaw locking: also called lock jaw, muscle spasms develop in the jaw
  • Jaw pain: Pain affecting the jaw or jawbone
  • Jaw symptoms: Symptoms affecting the jaw
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Mouth pain: Pain or burning of the mouth
  • Oral pain: Pain in the mouth or oral area.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune form of arthritis usually in teens or young adults.
  • TMJ Syndrome: Disorder of the jaw joint


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