This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Jaw Pain.
Jaw Pain ICD 10 Causes
Causes of Jaw Pain ICD 10 include temporomandibular joint and muscle disease (or TMD), which is the most common cause of jaw pain and affects about 10 million Americans. Most jaw pain is due to abnormalities or injuries in the temporomandibular joints, but there are other possible causes. Temporalomandular joint disease (TMD) is also known as TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint on both sides of the jaw.
Several things can cause TMD and jaw pain. TMD causes pain in the muscles that control jaw movement, injuries to the temporomandibular joint, excessive stimulation of the joint, displaced discs that cushion jaw movement, and arthritis of the protective discs that cushion the joint. Damaged Temporomandibular joints and muscles controlling jaw movement can be caused by several factors, including teeth grinding nightly, involuntary compression of the jaw, stress, anxiety and trauma to the joint, such as blows to the face while exercising. It is possible to experience TMD due to several causes simultaneously.
Here are some of the most common causes of jaw pain. These include cluster headaches: cluster headaches cause pain in one or both eyes that radiates into the jaw. Cluster headaches are one of the more painful types of headaches.
This is a condition caused by nerve compression of the trigeminal nerve that makes a large part of the face sensitive, including the upper and lower jaw. Severe dental infections, also known as tooth abscesses, cause pain emanating from the jaw. Sinus cavities are air filled cavities in the temporomandibular joint. Paranasal sinuses can become infected with germs such as viruses and bacteria, resulting in excess mucus that burdens the jaw joints and causes pain.
A heart attack can cause pain in other parts of the body such as the chest, arms, neck and jaws. Especially women can get jaw pain on the left side of their face after a heart attack.
Before calling 911 or being taken to the hospital, the patient may have the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea and fainting. Other symptoms can include ringing in the ears, earache, headache, earache and pressure in the eyes. The specific side effects of jaw or facial pain vary depending on the cause. This can include facial pain, which is aggravated when the person uses his or her jaw, joint or muscle sensitivity, restricted range of motion, problems with jaw alignment and a click or pop when opening or closing the jaw.
Jaw Pain ICD 10 Symptoms
Symptoms of Jaw Pain ICD 10 can include:
- jaw obstruction
- pain ranging from dull pain to sharp stinging
- tension or other headaches
- nerve-like pain such as burning
- facial swelling.
- A doctor or dentist can discuss the symptoms and examine the jaw. You and the patient can hear and feel the jaw when the patient opens and closes his mouth, observe the movement area of the jaw and press on the area around the jaw to identify the place of pain or discomfort. If the doctor and dentist suspect a problem the patient may need an X-ray to examine the teeth and jawbone, a CT scan to provide a detailed picture of the bones involved in the joint and an MRI to reveal the problem joint disc and surrounding soft tissue.
Jaw Pain ICD 10 Diagnosis
TMJ arthroscopy is used to diagnose Jaw Pain ICD 10 diseases. In this procedure a doctor inserts a small, thin tube (cannula) into the joint space and a small camera (arthroscope) is used to look at the joint to make a diagnosis.
Jaw Pain ICD 10 Treatment
Treatment depends on the reason for the Jaw Pain ICD 10. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged bone and rebuild the jaw. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain. A doctor may prescribe the following medications if tests reveal a potential bacterial infection; muscle relaxants (oral sprays and topical medications for pain relief); steroid injections to reduce inflammation and swelling; and antiviral therapies to treat viral infections such as herpeszoster.
Dental treatment options include root canal treatment, tooth extraction and heat and cold therapy. Many people use braces to straighten their teeth, but some worry that braces can be painful. Physical therapy includes the use of a mouthguard, e.g. A mouthguard, the attempt at physical therapy, the attempt at relaxation therapy (stretching to increase muscle flexibility) and the control of posture in order to avoid neck and back strains. At home include a gentle diet to prevent excessive jaw movements, massages and acupuncture.
ICD 10 Code For Jaw Pain
ICD 10 CM R68.84 Jaw Pain