Posted on 1/20/2019 by Rodney Rastegar
|Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD (sometimes also called TMJ) is a disorder that causes the jaw to become irritated or inflamed. This condition can bring on several side effects that affect other parts of your body.
TMD is challenging to diagnose because its symptoms can be similar to those in other diseases and affect what seems like separate parts of the body.
Why TMD HappensThe jawbone is connected to your skull by ligaments located next to your ears, which allow you to open your mouth, and move it side to side. If you place a finger by the opening of your ears, on either side of the face, you can feel the temporomandibular joint working.
It is unclear why some people's jaws become disjointed, but TMD causes mild to severe pain and can significantly affect your quality of life. Being in constant pain can impact the way in which you go about your everyday activities and even lead to depression in some instances.
Unusual TMD SymptomsYou could be suffering from TMD and not know it. Millions of people deal with symptoms stemming from dislocation or inflammation of the jawbone and think their condition is something else. Some unusual TMD symptoms you may notice can be:
It's important to diagnose the underlying reason for TMD and to let us know if you think you suffer from this condition.
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