What is TMJ disorder?
This condition affects the nerves, muscles and temporomandibular joint. It causes pain, difficulty in chewing, smiling and talking and generally, impairs the flexibility of the jaw.
There are two temporomandibular joints which lie on either side of the jaw and contain muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones. These joints help to co-ordinate movements of the jaw such as opening and closing the jaws and are a vital part of your facial anatomy.
So, if something goes wrong then it has a dramatic impact upon many functions of the jaw.