Temporo Mandibular Disorders (TMD)

As the most complex joints in the body, the temporo mandibular joints (TMJ), more commonly referred to as the “jaw joint”, anchor the lower jawbone to the skull and assist in the basic opening and closing movements of the jaw.

TMD stands for temporo mandibular joint disorder. The disorder is used to describe a number of ailments associated with the TMJs. Although medical science has not yet isolated the cause of TMD, it has been associated with grinding and clenching of teeth, as a side effect of surgery, arthritis and psychological effects.