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Ch 7: TMJ & Jaw Dislocations

About This Chapter

Professionals who need to develop knowledge and skills regarding TMJ and jaw dislocations can do so with this convenient online chapter. Access the chapter at any time to study bite-sized lessons and review essential information for continuing education and training purposes.

TMJ & Jaw Dislocations - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive skills and training chapter outlines basic information about TMJ and jaw dislocations. As you progress through this series of simple and informative lessons, you'll become familiar with the causes, symptoms and treatments for TMJ, tinnitus and dislocated hyoid bones.

Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. Take the chapter's final assessment and submit questions to our instructors if you have any. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any Internet-connected device.

How It Helps

This chapter can be used by any medical professional who works with different types of dislocation treatments. Professionals who need to develop skills regarding TMJ and jaw dislocations can study these lessons at any time. The chapter can also be used in conjunction with continuing education or training materials.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the causes of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Evaluate the symptoms and treatments for jaw dislocations, TMJ, tinnitus and dislocated hyoid bones
  • Describe TMJ surgery and recovery time

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: TMJ & Jaw Dislocations
Jaw Dislocation: Symptoms & Treatment

1. Jaw Dislocation: Symptoms & Treatment

A jaw dislocation is an injury in which the lower jaw is moved out of its normal position at either one or both of the joints that connect it to the skull. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatment for jaw dislocations.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Symptoms & Treatment

2. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Symptoms & Treatment

The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is a hinge joint that connects the jaw with the rest of a person's skull. Read this lesson to learn about the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction and common treatment options.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Definition & Causes

3. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Definition & Causes

The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is the joint that connects the moving piece of the jaw with the rest of the skull. Read this lesson to learn about TMJ dysfunction, which frequently leads to pain, clicking, and other symptoms in these joints.

TMJ: Surgery & Recovery Time

4. TMJ: Surgery & Recovery Time

The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is the joint on both sides of the face that hinges the lower jaw with the rest of the skull. Read this lesson to learn about surgical procedures used to treat TMJ dysfunction along with their expected recovery processes.

Tinnitus & TMJ: Symptoms & Treatment

5. Tinnitus & TMJ: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson explores what temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are as well as symptoms and treatment. In addition, we will also delve into the potential link between TMJ disorders and tinnitus.

Dislocated Hyoid Bone: Symptoms & Treatment

6. Dislocated Hyoid Bone: Symptoms & Treatment

The hyoid bone is a small bone in the neck. Hyoid bone dislocations occur when this small bone is moved from its normal position. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatments for a hyoid bone dislocation.

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