What You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) connects the lower jawbone to the skull on either side of your face. The lower jaw and temporal bone adjust together as a ball and socket with a disk in between. Large pairs of muscles in the cheeks and temples move the lower jaw enabling us to talk, chew and yawn. If this system doesn't work properly, it can lead to various TMJ disorders. Such conditions are sometimes referred to ...