The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a jaw joint that attaches the lower jaw to the skull. Trauma from a heavy bite or biting muscles that are too strong may extend the TMJ too far and lead to an acute or chronic facial injury. This disease is known as temporomandibular disorder or TMD.
TMD also causes severe headaches, varying jaw pain, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ear ringing. If you are experiencing any TMJ pain, you should know that Dr. Amin Samadian offers treatments for TMJ/TMD at his San Francisco office that can help you find the support you deserve.