TMJ: JAW-JOINT PROBLEMS

TMJ: JAW-JOINT PROBLEMS

TMJ syndrome is a cycle of pain, muscle spasms, and joint imbalance in the area where the jaw meets the skull. TMJ is an acronym for “temporomandibular joint.” This joint connects the temporal bone of the skull with the mandible bone of the jaw. Cushioning these two bones is a thin disc of cartilage. Five muscles support this joint.

When the balance of these bones, cartilage, and muscles is lost, the result can be TMJ pain in the form of:

  • headaches and/or earaches
  • difficulty in opening and closing your mouth
  • clicking or popping in the joint
  • dull aching pain around the ear that spreads into the face

TMJ Pain

Millions of people suffer from TMJ disorder. Treatment and lifestyle changes can break the TMJ disorder cycle and restore comfort to the joint.

Jaw Pain

If you suffer from jaw pain when chewing, after sleeping, or have constant TMJ Pain and want to know your treatment options, please visit our page on Jaw-Joint Pain.

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