TMJ can occur following long periods of stress, the grinding of your teeth, clenching, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. These are causes that are not necessarily related to one particular injury and are considered micro traumatic. In the matter of isolated accidents and their relation to TMJ, these types of injuries are considered macro trauma. Such events include a punch to the jaw, the breaking or dislocation of a jawbone, and other jarring impacts that can affect the cartilage, such as being involved in a car accident, (rear-end collision, or T-bone collision).
If you identify with the symptoms mentioned on this page, and you have been in a serious motor vehicle accident or assault, you may be suffering from TMJ syndrome. If so, this requires significant rehabilitation expenses, and may even hinder your ability to earn a living. These unexpected costs have a direct impact on your career and quality of life, and they should not be ignored. Our personal injury lawyers in Calgary bring a wealth of experience in representing TMJ injury cases, and to negotiating with insurance companies. If you need representation for collecting a settlement, call our legal team today.
Symptoms of TMJ Injuries:
Pain in the facial muscles and jaw joints – after a high impact collision, joints and their connective tissues may be stretched. It is common to experience muscle spasms with TMJ symptoms, as well as pain from talking, chewing, or yawning. Pain is typically isolated to the joint itself, around the ear, and even the skull and face.
- Headaches and migraines – these may be common in the aftermath of a high impact collision that results in TMJ damage.
- Ear pain and ringing in the ears – ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and hearing loss may be the result of a severe TMJ injury. This may be commonly confused with ear infections but, if they occur following a serious accident, you may have sustained a TMJ injury. These symptoms are very serious and demand the need for sufficient treatment when addressing TMJ pain.
- Clicking and popping – following an accident that has injured a person’s jaw joint, clicking and popping are common noises that a person may hear in relation to his/her jaw’s movement.
- Swelling of the face and mouth – following an accident, TMJ may cause a person’s face and mouth to swell.
- Lock jaw – following an accident, TMJ disorders may cause your jaw to lock open, essentially dislocating itself. There are other problems that may relate to restricted movement of the jaw, as well as deviations when opening the jaw.
- Misalignment of teeth and bite – following an accident, TMJ may cause a person’s teeth and bite to be misaligned.
- Difficulty swallowing – following an accident, TMJ may cause a person to have difficulty swallowing.
- Headache and dizziness – following an accident, TMJ may cause a person to have headaches, dizziness and he/she may feel nauseous or vomit.
Contact Our TMJ Injury Lawyers in Calgary
If you are facing jaw pain from a recent vehicular accident, assault, or high impact caused by a negligent party, call our personal injury lawyers in Calgary and let us help you assess your potential claim. Our injury lawyers are dedicated to representing individuals who are dealing with the pain, suffering, and expenses that auto accidents, assaults, and falls may cause. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we settle your claim. Call us today and book a free appointment to review your case.