TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It is a hinge-like joint that connects the lower jaw and the temporal bone found in front of the ear. The joint effectively connects the lower jaw and the skull. We have two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of the jaw.
The TMJs are the joints that make it possible for us to move, open and close our mouths; allowing us to yawn, talk and chew. For many people, TMJ pain is ‘one of those things you live with.’ If you are one of them, then read on to find out how TMJ is diagnosed and treated.