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TMJ disorders and medical malpractice

Posted on November 24, 2014 12:25 pm under Medical Malpractice

The temporomandibular joint, simply referred to as TMJ, is a joint that connects the skull and the jaw. It enables the jaw to move up, down, and side to side for speaking, chewing, and yawning. When jaw movements become painful and difficult, disorders of the temporomandibular jaw might be present.

Signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder are:

  • Pain or tenderness of the jaw that may radiate in the ears and neck
  • Painful, limited chewing
  • Facial pain
  • Locking of the jaw
  • A painful clicking or grating of the jaw when chewing or yawning

One of the primary causes of TMJ disorder is a dentist’s recklessness during dental procedures, such as incorrect tooth extraction and implants involving defective dental products. Unfortunately, painful TMJ disorder may require patients to undergo treatments that can be costly. If you have been the victim of a dentist’s negligence in Wisconsin, seek the help of a dental malpractice lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.