TMJ Pain and Associated Conditions
Located in the jaw is the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. It makes up the temporal bone, lower jaw, and disc. These are affixed to the skull through the temporable bone. When the disc becomes displaced due to injury or dental problems, it can fall out of position. In addition, the muscles become stiff and the bite is negatively affected. Patients who experience these conditions often find difficulties eating or biting into foods.