Four Interesting Facts about Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

 

Category: Pain Relief, TMD Treatment

Jaw Pain Atlanta GAThe temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jawbone to the temporal bones of the skull. It allows for up-and-down and side-to-side motion of the jaw. This structure provides the motion for mastication, or chewing of your food, yawning and talking. When the joint is injured or overstressed, symptoms can range from minor to severe, depending on the extent of the injury.

Though individuals in every generation have experienced the discomfort from temporomandibular joint disorder, certain facts about this problem have only come to light in fairly recent years. Here are four interesting facts you may not know about this joint disorder. (more…)