temporomandibular joint dysfunction

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tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar joint dys·func·tion (TMD, TMJ),

chronic or impaired function of the temporomandibular articulation. See: temporomandibular arthrosis, myofascial pain-dysfunction syndrome.

temporomandibular joint dysfunction (temˈ·p·rō·man·diˑ·by·lr joint' dis·funkˑ·shn),

n an abnormality marked by facial pain and mandibular dysfunction; caused by a dislocated or defective temporomandibular joint. Common characteristics are limited jaw movement, pain, and temporomandibular dislocation. Also called

tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar joint dys·func·tion

(TMJ) (tempŏr-ō-man-dibyū-lăr joynt dis-fŭngkshŭn)
Impaired (sometimes long-term) function of temporomandibular articulation.

Patient discussion about temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Q. I have a pain in the side of my head how can I know if it is serious? In the last two days i have a pain in the side of my head. The pain is more severe after eating but I can feel it almost all the time. how can I know if its something severe or just a temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome ?


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