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Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the most used joint in the body. Your TMJs (jaw joints) are involved with eating, talking, and breathing.
When things go wrong with your TMJ it is known as Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
You may or may not experience jaw pain or tenderness with TMJ dysfunction. The most common symptoms include:
TMD sufferers are often teeth grinders or clenchers. They can also suffer headaches, ear pain dizziness and upper neck pain.
Some TMJ patients report pain or inability to eat, talk or sing. Tinnitus or ear ringing can be associated with TMJ dysfunction as well.
TMJ dysfunction is considered a multifaceted musculoskeletal disorder.
Most Common Causes include:
Occlusal Problems: Poor bite, Asymmetrical or Retrognathic (underbite, overbite)