TMJ Disorder
The American dental association (ADA) cites the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as one of the most complex joints in the body. Involved in its function are several muscles ligaments and bones.
The joint itself is comprised of disc between a ball and socket and it is this disc that cushions the forces on the joint, enabling the jaw to move and function normally.
Any conditions that prevent these components from working properly may cause a TMJ disorder (TMD).