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Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation Article | TMJ/TMD ...
What Is It? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located just in front of the lower part of the ear. This joint allows the lower jaw to move. It is a ball-and-socket joint, just like the hip or shoulder. When the mouth opens wide, the ball (called the condyle) comes out of the socket and moves forward. It goes back into place when ...
Jaw Pain Causes: Why You Might Be Feeling Pain
There are many jaw pain causes. Read on to learn about a few more common ones.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder affects the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw. Learn more about temporomandibular disorders and your treatment options.
Bruxism: Signs and Symptoms
What is Bruxism? If you find yourself waking up with sore jaw muscles or a headache, you may be suffering from bruxism — the grinding and clenching of teeth. Bruxism can cause teeth to become painful or loose, and sometimes parts of the teeth are literally ground away. Eventually, bruxism can destroy the surrounding ...