(Temporomandibular Dysfunction) – TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders)
What is TMD or TMJ?
Both terms are used to explain all the different problems that can happen to the jaw joints.
It can have a genetic component and you can be born with it.
A disorder is a better term.
It can get better or worse. If it’s diagnosed and managed correctly, it usually gets better.
It depends on the diagnosis like any joint in the body. Treatment options include: medications, physical therapy, splints, reconstruction, injection, behavior modification.