Tag Archives: temporomandibular joint

The TMJ, TMJ syndrome and TMJ disorder

  What is the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint? The TMJ is the jaw joint where the lower jaw (mandible) attaches to the side of the skull at the temporal plate. Join the two together and you get the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. It is like a finger joint – two bony bits with cartilage on the […]

Jaw Problems – Chronic and Common

CHRONIC JAW PAIN PROBLEMS The most common cause of chronic jaw problems is hyper- tonicity of the muscles of mastication. Simply put, the muscles we chew with are tight and have been tight for a long time. The result is clenching, or gritting the teeth of the bottom jaw, hard against the top teeth. It […]