A disorder of the jaw where the chewing muscles and the joint connecting the lower jaw and the brain are affected. Jaw muscle pain, migraine, earache and impaired opening of the mouth are symptoms of this disorder. Stress, uneven bite, wear and tear of the jaw joint and teeth grinding are the causes for this disorder. Anti-inflammatory medications and surgery are the treatments for this disorder.
HOW IS TMD DIAGNOSED?
Lifestyle changes such as jaw exercises can help relieve the symptoms.