Is it normal to feel pressure in the ear after orthognathic surgery?

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Unidad articulación temporomandibular

Is it normal to feel pressure in the ear after orthognathic surgery?

In the days after orthognathic / orthofacial surgery, some patients notice discomfort in the ear region, such as: Pain in the ear area - it is not really about the ear itself, but about the temporomandibular joint, which is located in the same area. Sensation of 'having water' inside the ear Sensation of ear plugging...

Arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint : definition and use

The temporomandibular joint is the only joint we have in the head, and it is located between the jaw and the base of the skull, just in front of the ears. At the junction between these two bones there is a cartilage wafer, called the condyle disc, which smoothens the friction between them and keeps...

TMJ and facial pain in winter

Patients with TMJ disorders may see an increase in their symptoms during the colder months. This is because in cold weather, our body tries to gain heat by shivering, which in turn causes our muscles to tense and our teeth to chatter, increasing the level of discomfort in the area of ​​the temporomandibular joint. So,...

TMJ and its relation to headaches

Nowadays, stress is one of the most frequent enemies of our lives and one of the biggest responsible for very common symptoms, such as tension headache. Oftentimes this type of tension or stress headache  are related to disorders of the temporomandibular joint  (TMJ), which is the joint formed by the upper part of the jaw...