TMJ dysfunction syndrome

TMJ Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint = jaw joint or TMJ for short. TMJ dysfunction = abnormal function mastication (chewing); (motion pattern) of the jaw with or without pain.

With normal mandibular (jaw) motion the mouth opens and closes smoothly in a straight line and the upper and lower teeth line up in the center – normal occlusion, Figure 1. The normal mouth opening span is wide enough to accommodate three fingers inserted between the incisor teeth Figure 2.


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