The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw (mandible) to move and function.
Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder
- Patients may complain of earaches,
- headaches and limited ability to open their mouth.
- They may also complain of clicking or grating sounds in the joint and feel pain when opening and closing their mouth. What must be determined, of course, is the cause.