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What should I know about temporomandibular disorders (TMD)?

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Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.

Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), but you may hear the condition wrongly called TMJ, after the joint itself.

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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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