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TMJ Dysfunction

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Temporo Mandibular Jaw Disorders (TMJ)

TMJ is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw and the parts of the joints which connect the mandible (jaw bone) to the skull. The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement, and noises during jaw movement, like clicking or grinding. It is also associated with referred conditions affecting the Eustachian tubes of the ear, perhaps some dizziness and certain types of headaches. Dentistry has a complex approach to TMJ…

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