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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Tips

The temporomandibular (TM) joint is the joint in front of the ear (lower jaw of the skull) that Temporomandibular Joint Disorderconnects the lower jawbone to the skull. Pain and discomfort in the jaw muscles and TM joint is called TM disorder.

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), or TMJ syndrome, is an acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.

Last Updated -12th December 2005

There are many external factors that place undue strain on the TMJ. These include but are not limited to the following:

Over-opening the jaws beyond their range for the individual or unusually aggressive or repetitive sliding of the jaws sideways (laterally) or forward (protrusive). These movements may also be due to wayward habits or a malalignment of the jaws or dentition. This may be due to:

These are the symptoms of TMJ , although not everyone who has TMJ may feel any or all of the symptoms. These include, but are not limited to:

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