TMJ Issues

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  • What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

    TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, means that the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw isn't working properly. This hinge is one of the most complex
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  • Is It Your Jaw? A Symptoms Checklist For TMD

    Do you notice clicking or popping when you open your mouth? Is it difficult or painful to open your mouth? Does your jaw occasionally lock, so it is stuck open or closed? If so, you should see your dentist for a consultation and examination. You may have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). These disorders include problems of the chewing muscles, the jaw joint (called the temporomandibular joint or TMJ), or both.
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  • Treatment Of Temporomandibular Disorder

    Just as there are no established guidelines for diagnosing temporomandibular disorder, there also is no single best treatment. Most experts agree that...
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  • Dislocation of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located just in front of the lower part of the ear, allows the lower jaw to move. The TMJ is a ball-and-socket joint,
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  • Temporomandibular Disorders TMDs

    Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) describe several problems that affect your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw joint, and the muscles of the face that help you to chew. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, the movement you feel is your TMJ. It is a small ball-and-socket joint consisting of the ball, called the condyle; the socket, called the glenoid fossa; and a small, fibrous disk, which acts as a shock absorber between the ball and socket.
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