TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, is a disorder of the muscles and nerves in the jaw. This disorder is specific to the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull. Usually, there was an injury to the temporomandibular joint, and this injury can lead to pain with chewing. This pain may be accompanied by odd sounds such as a clicking or popping of the jaw in addition to swelling or headaches. How can you tell if your jaw pain is related to TMJ, and what can you do about it?
Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.