What is it?
The temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint which allows the movements needed for eating, talking, swallowing and yawning. It's one of the most frequently used joints in the body.
TMJ can often be caused by dental issues including poor jaw or tooth alignment, injury or dislocation, arthritis and stress-related problems such as teeth clenching. TMJ can sometimes be treated with pain relief medication, relaxation techniques or by performing jaw exercises.