Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
TMJ or Temmporomandibular Joint Disorder is pain or malfunction at the point where the jawbone is attached. TMJ can have many symptoms, from clicking, to locking of the jaw, to headache, earache or even a feeling of tiredness in the face. TMJ can have as many causes as there are symptoms: arthritis, gnashing of teeth, injury, dislocation of cushioning material. Depending on how severe the problem is, treatment may range from a change in habits and posture - not resting you chin in your hand - to an oral appliance at night, to pain injections or surgery.