How Do I Know If I Have Tmj?

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Definition

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull.

See also: Facial pain


Alternative Names

TMD; Temporomandibular joint disorders; Temporomandibular muscle disorders


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are two matching temporomandibular joints -- one on each side of your head, located just in front of your ears. The abbreviation "TMJ" literally...

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