Sore Jaw? It May Be a TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorders often stem from a problem with the joint, the surrounding muscles or the bite.

The temporomandibular joints (one on each side of your head) articulate the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. These hinge-like joints, along with the jaw (masticatory) muscles, allow you to open and close your mouth and move your lower jaw from side to side. Thus you can talk, chew and yawn with ease.
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