The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is the ball and socket joint that connects the lower jaw to the bone on either side of your head.
The Temporomandibular joint is stabilised by muscles that make it possible for your mouth to open and close.
In many cases the TMJ can become very tender and painful leading to a TMJ disorder.
The most likely cause of a TMJ disorder is trauma to the jaw which may be the result of an accident. In some cases a TMJ disorder may develop through stress and anxiety.
It is important that you see your dentist if you feel you are suffering from a TMJ disorder.
You need to discuss with your dentist the symptoms you are experiencing and discover the cause of the problem.
Once your dentist has this information they will be able to devise the right treatment plan for you.
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