Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), also known as the jaw joint. They can also affect the facial muscles that aid in chewing. The shoulder, neck, and jaw are the most common locations for pain. This is a relatively uncommon oral health issue that has the potential to cause migraines. Specific dental treatment can assist in proper jaw movement.
Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders
Causes of TMJ disorders:
The hinge and sliding motions of the temporomandibular joint are combined. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered in cartilage and separated by a small shock-absorbing disc, which keeps the movement smooth in most cases.