Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ or TMD, are a set of disorders in which the joints that allow your jaw to move don’t work properly. People with TMJ can still open and close their mouths, but not without some discomfort. For others, the mouth will only open partway, or may even get stuck.

TMJ disorders can be very uncomfortable and lead to chronic pain. While there is no widely accepted standardized test for TMJ, many factors can influence the malfunction of these joints [1]. So how is TMJ diagnosed?

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: How Is TMJ Diagnosed?