Rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular joint

Author: Dr. Nhan Tam View: 690
According to studies, only about 17% of people with rheumatoid arthritis affect the temporomandibular joint. In severe rheumatism, especially in young people, the mandibular condyle may degenerate and shrink. This damage can result in multiple teeth or all of the upper and lower teeth being misaligned. If the damage is severe, the lower jaw bone can even stick to the skull, limiting the opening of the mouth.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of the joints caused by chronic inflammation in the joint fluid. Rheumatism is manifested in many different forms, which can be mentioned as: rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, spine pain, shoulder pain ...

When the disease is newly formed, the patient often feels numb in the limbs, feels a little pain and often has aching limbs. In the morning when the rooster first goes to sleep, there may be limitations in movement.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a dangerous disease. Since this is an autoimmune disease, it can affect any part of the body. On the other hand, in the early stages, the disease often causes only dull pain, making the patient subjective and self-tolerant.

Rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular joint disorder

As mentioned above, rheumatism is a dangerous disease and it can affect any part of the body. So the temporomandibular joint can also suffer from this condition and create pain and discomfort for the patient.

Accordingly, many research documents indicate that TMJ is a cyclical pain, muscle spasm, and imbalance in the joint between the lower jaw and the skull. In fact, there are many causes of TMJ such as infection, acute trauma, rheumatoid arthritis (50%), osteoarthritis, or inflammation - secondary degeneration of the temporomandibular joint. jaw…

Statistics show that TMJ is often the last joint to be damaged by osteoarthritis. And this condition is mainly seen in adults, especially in the elderly, who have many degenerative joints. In addition, patients can also suffer from arthritis due to mental trauma causing muscle spasms in the jaw, face or clenched teeth.

Nhan Tam Dental Clinic is currently highly appreciated for its facilities system. Treatment of TMJ here will be carried out in a dental room with specialized dental chairs and a full range of supporting equipment such as High-power projector system, networked endoscopic equipment, screen In case of jaw surgery, the new generation X-ray machine system and maxillofacial analysis software will be applied to bring high efficiency and ensure safety.

Treatment of TMJ at Nhan Tam Dental Clinic is performed with specialist doctors. These are all well-trained doctors, with practice certificates and many years of experience in overcoming jaw defects. Moreover, the whole process of examination, planning, and treatment of TMJ is also done with a separate doctor and professional support team, so it is very consistent, giving high results.