National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the side of your head. When it works well, it enables you to talk, chew and yawn. For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause
Jaw pain may go away with little or no treatment. Treatment may include simple things you can do yourself, such as eating soft foods or applying ice packs. It may also include pain medicines or devices to insert in your mouth. In rare cases, you might need surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)