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What is temporomandibular joint dysfunction tmj?
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Dr. Susan Mathison
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Common problem
Tmj stands for temperomandibular joint, but is often used to describe tmd.
The d stands for dysfunction. Tmd is an inflamation of the jaw joint. It can be arthritic with wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, or due to muscle spasm of the overlying muscles. Sometimes if feels like an earache, or a headache on the side of your head above the ear.

In brief: Common problem
Tmj stands for temperomandibular joint, but is often used to describe tmd.
The d stands for dysfunction. Tmd is an inflamation of the jaw joint. It can be arthritic with wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, or due to muscle spasm of the overlying muscles. Sometimes if feels like an earache, or a headache on the side of your head above the ear.
Dr. Susan Mathison
Dr. Susan Mathison
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: TMJ?
Any dysfunction of the jaw joint.
. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. See an oral & maxillofacial surgeon for advice.

In brief: TMJ?
Any dysfunction of the jaw joint.
. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. See an oral & maxillofacial surgeon for advice.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
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In brief: Jaw pain
The primary cause is muscular hyper- or parafunction, as in the case of bruxism, with secondary effects on the oral musculoskeletal system, like various types of displacement of the disc in the temporomandibular joint.
The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain, which is the most common tmd symptom, combined with impairment of function.

In brief: Jaw pain
The primary cause is muscular hyper- or parafunction, as in the case of bruxism, with secondary effects on the oral musculoskeletal system, like various types of displacement of the disc in the temporomandibular joint.
The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain, which is the most common tmd symptom, combined with impairment of function.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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