TMJ disorders

These are a group of disorders of the jaw joint and its associated muscles. They are more correctly called TMD which is the term your dentist or physician may use.

There are two main categories

1. Disorders of the joint itself (arthrogenous TMD)
2. Disorders of the muscles that move the jaw (myogenous TMD

For further reading, articles of interest:

What is TMJ? British Dental Health Foundation (click here)

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders) Information for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH) (click here)