Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Common Name(s)

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) , Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs)

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) refer to a group of conditions characterized with having pain in the head and neck region associated with the jaw joints. An individual’s jaw is attached on either side by temporomandibular (TM) joints. These joints allow the mouth to move side-to-side and in an up-and-down motion. Pain associated with this condition typically starts when the jaw muscles have been overworked. TM disorders are usually diagnosed when the individual expresses their discomfort to their doctor or dentist.

Some of the most common symptoms associated with this condition may include: pain in the head and neck region, difficulty chewing, popping or clicking sound while eating, and locking of the jaw. Common forms of treatment include applying cold compresses, preventing the mouth from opening too wide, and choosing soft foods to eat. The symptoms of TMD can also be treated in short term with over the counter pain medication options.

The condition is most typically seen in adults between the ages of 20 to 40. TM disorders can be seen in both men and women, but women seem to have a higher likelihood of more severe symptoms. Although there is no cure for temporomandibular disorders, there are many treatment options available to manage the symptoms. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with TMD, talk to your doctor and dentist about the most current treatment options.

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TMJ Association, Ltd.

The TMJ Association (TMJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of healthcare and lives of everyone affected by temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) " for support, advocacy or research.

TMJ Association, Ltd.

The TMJ Association (TMJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of healthcare and lives of everyone affected by temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.

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Last Updated: 30 Jan 2015

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General Resources

TMJ Science Vol. 6

Summary of 6th Scientific Meeting of the TMJA

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Updated 2 Nov 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Cervical Spine Thrust Joint Manipulation for Temporomandibular Disorder
 

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Condition Summary: Temporomandibular Disorder

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2017

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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The New Serial Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Temporomandibular Disorder

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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