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TMJ Disorder Definition & Overview

Definition

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a painful condition. It involves the joint that opens and closes the mouth. The temporomandibular joints are the small joints in front of each ear. They attach the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. The disorder may affect the jaw joint or the muscles surrounding it.

The Temporomandibular Joint

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