Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) refers to a range of health conditions in the jaw, face, head & neck. Chronic pain in jaw muscles and facial nerves may be caused by TMD, which some estimates say affect over 10 million Americans, including children and adults.
What is the TMJ?
The TMJ is the jaw joint, also called the temporomandibular joint that connects the jawbone to the temporal bone (skull). This joint along with other muscles and ligaments enables you to speak, yawn, chew, and swallow with ease.