The TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. It acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders (a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD) can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Trauma and damage can occur due to factors such as clenching, tooth grinding, genetics and stress. The muscles and joints used for chewing can be negatively affected in such cases.
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