What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome is pain in the jaw which is caused by various medical problems. Our TMJ or Temporomandibular Jaw connects to our Temporal Bone which is our skull and Mandible which is our lower jaw. It is one of the unique joints on our body because the fact that the right and left TMJ are somehow connected to one bone. Our TMJ doesn’t just work within itself, it works with our teeth and our bite to do the usual activities we normally do like chewing, biting or when we yawn.
TMJ Signs and Symptoms:
- Pain or discomfort
- Tenderness in the TMJ
- Clicking and Popping of the TMJ