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Temporomandibular joint disorder

by Alivia Nyhan

The temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that affects the joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull. The disorder can cause pain and stiffness in the jaw, neck, and shoulders, and can make it difficult to open and close the mouth. Treatment for the disorder may include physical therapy, medication, and surgery.

Why does my jaw ring when I open my mouth?

There are a number of reasons why your jaw may ring when you open your mouth wide. One possibility is that you have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). This is a condition that affects the joints that connect your jaw to your skull. If you have TMJ, you may experience a number of symptoms, including pain, clicking or popping noises when you move your jaw, and difficulty opening or closing your mouth.

Types of dysglossia

Types of dysglossia are ankyloglossia, cleft palate, and submucous cleft palate. These disorders can cause feeding difficulties, and ankyloglossia can also cause speech difficulties. Treatment for these disorders typically includes surgery to correct the problem.

Bifid uvula: Bifid uvula is a congenital anomaly characterized by a cleft or split in the uvula, the fleshy extension of the palate that hangs down in the back of the throat.