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Temporomandibular joint

TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, located on each side of your head in front of your ears. A soft cartilage disk acts as a cushion between the bones of the joint, so the joint can move smoothly.

The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.

The exact cause of a person''s no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don''t open for 1 last update 2020/06/02 or close your jaw completely. Your doctor, your dentist or a TMJ specialist can discuss possible causes and treatments for your problem.The exact cause of a person''s no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don''t open or close your jaw completely. Your doctor, your dentist or a TMJ specialist can discuss possible causes and treatments for your problem.

Causes

The temporomandibular joint combines a hinge action with sliding motions. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and are separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which normally keeps the movement smooth.

Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for Painful TMJ disorders can occur if:

  • The disk erodes or moves out of its proper alignment
  • The joint''t clear.

    Risk factors

    Factors that may increase the risk of developing TMJ disorders include:

    • Various types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
    • Jaw injury
    • Long-term (chronic) grinding or clenching of teeth
    • Certain connective tissue diseases that cause problems that may affect the temporomandibular joint

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Dec. 28, 2018
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