The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull on both sides, in front of your ears. Think of it as a hinge, allowing you to open and close your mouth and move it from side to side. When your TMJ is impaired, it can cause temporomandibular disorder. This disorder is commonly (but mistakenly) referred to as simply TMJ. Mechanical Issues Linked to TMJ Pain TMJ disorder occurs when the muscles, joints, or tissues surrounding the TMJ become inflamed,[…] Read More
What is TMJ, and How is It Treated?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint in the jaw that allows people to speak and chew. The condition commonly referred to as TMJ is actually a collection of painful disorders that result if the joint is damaged by disease or trauma. These treatments for these disorders vary according to the causes, characteristics, impacts, and other particulars of the damage. Below is a discussion of some information on the most common types of TMJ cases and their treatments. What is[…] Read More