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Temporomandibular joint syndrome
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Temporomandibular joint syndrome

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Contributors: Casey Silver BA, Benjamin L. Mazer MD, MBA, Michael W. Winter MD
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Synopsis

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome refers to a group of common conditions that cause jaw pain and dysfunction. Etiology is variable, with bruxism, teeth grinding, degenerative joint disease, gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, ankylosing spondylitis, and head, neck, and jaw injuries all having a causal relationship. Emotional stress and psychiatric conditions are frequent comorbidities. Young adult females are more commonly affected.

Clinical presentation includes unilateral pain surrounding the masticatory muscles, TMJ clicking or popping sounds, limited range of jaw motion, otalgia, odontalgia, tinnitus, and headaches.

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ICD10CM:
M26.629 – Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint, unspecified side

SNOMEDCT:
386207004 – Temporomandibular joint-pain-dysfunction syndrome

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Last Reviewed: 02/25/2019
Last Updated: 02/25/2019
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Temporomandibular joint syndrome : Headache, Jaw pain, Tinnitus, Otalgia, Facial pain, Limited range of motion
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