If you, your spouse, family member or friend have suffered a temporomandibular disorder of the jaw from a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else’s actions or inactions, you may require advice after a car accident in Sutton to enable you make a personal injury compensation claim.
The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in the front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so that you may be able to talk, chew and yawn. A problem with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Although the causes aren’t known for sure, dentists believe that symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.
An injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck like a heavy blow or whiplash from a road traffic accident can lead to you suffering TMD.
Temporomandibular disorder often causes severe pain and discomfort. It can be temporary or last for many years. It may affect one or both sides of your face. The gender that is most affected is woman, and it’s very common among people between the ages of 20-40.
Common symptoms can include:
- Pain and tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders and in and around your ear when you speak, chew or open your mouth wide
- You might have problems when you try to open your mouth wide
- Your jaw might get “stuck” or “lock” in the open or closed mouth position
- You might experience clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or when you chew. It can be painful or painless.
- Exhausted face
- Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite
- Swelling on the side of your face
You might also experience toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
With Accident Advice Helpline by your side, you are assured expert legal advice after a car accident in Sutton from our experienced and dedicated legal team. We are well aware about what you are going through from your car accident and injury suffered. The strain it has on you and your family and the need to live on day at time is almost impossible.
We are always prepared to give you free legal advice after a car accident in Sutton
What you need to do is call our 24/7 accident helpline on 0800 689 0500 free from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone today.
Date Published: 12th October 2015
Author: David Brown