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Understanding TMJ Disorder

If you frequently wake up with pain or stiffness in your jaw, or hear clicking or popping noises when you open or close your mouth, you could have a problem with your temporomandibular joint (a.k.a., your “TMJ”). The TMJ joins your lower jawbone to your skull. Sometimes the joint, the nerves and muscles that control jaw movement can develop a TMJ disorder (or TMD), a collection of problems that cause pain and discomfort. The National Institutes of Health estimate that Continue reading →

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