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The causes and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)

The temporomandibular joint is a structure that connects the temporal bone of your skull and the jaw. There are two of them, on each side of your face, in front of the ear. This “hinge” allows you to move your jaw side to side and up and down, enabling you to chew, yawn, talk and open your mouth.  Any problems with your jaw and the face muscles that are responsible for the jaw movement are known as temporomandibular disorders. In many cases, these problems are referred to as TMJ, but this is the name of the joint and not the disorder. Continue reading