How to use Temporomandibular in a sentence
You can also have arthritis in your temporomandibular joint (the joint of the jaw).
In general, there are two groups of patients with temporomandibular joint disorders.
Services run the gamut from teeth whitening to temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ) treatment, and they include treatment for sleep apnea.
The prosthetics may be cosmetic or they can treat disorders such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and sleep apnea.
In addition, patients who use oral appliances for sleep apnea may be at greater risk for developing temporomandibular jaw syndrome (TMJ), a painful condition.Advertisement
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)-One of a pair of joints that attaches the mandible of the jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.
Although anchored by strong muscles for chewing, the jaw is unstable in comparison with other bones and is easily dislocated from the temporomandibular joints that attach it to the skull.
If the bite is off, the patient may develop a painful disorder called temporomandibular joint syndrome.
Mandible-The lower jaw, a U-shaped bone attached to the skull at the temporomandibular joints.
Temporomandibular joint disorder-Inflammation, irritation, and pain of the jaw caused by improper opening and closing of the temporomandibular joint.Advertisement
Also called temporomandibular joint syndrome.