Temporomandibular joint disorder (often abbreviated as TMJ, TMJD or TMD) involves conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that result in jaw, face, and head
and neck pain. The pain and discomfort may be mild to severe, can be intermittent or constant, and may last for many years. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), TMD symptoms may recur during stressful times, whether good or
bad. Symptoms There are a variety of TMD symptoms, the severity and affects of which vary widely from one person to another. The jaw pain, discomfort and/or malfunction associated with symptoms typically leads people to seek medical assistance,
which can confirm a diagnosis of TMJ disorder and jumpstart the treatment process. The American Dental Association (ADA) cites the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as one of the most complex joints in the body. Involved in its function are several muscles, ligaments and bones. The joint itself is comprised of a disc between a ball and socket, and it is this disc that cushions
the forces on the joint, enabling the jaw to move and function normally. Any conditions that prevent these components from  working properly may cause a disorder.

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