The temporomandibular joint or TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort.
Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms.
Common treatments include medications, bite guards, and physical therapy.
- TMJ syndrome
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Lab tests or imaging not required
Medium-term: resolves within months