About TMD

The term ‘Temporomandibular Disorder’ covers quite a large range of conditions that affect the jaw system. This can mean the internal workings of the joint itself, the muscles that operate it, or a combination of them both.

The most common categories are:

This relates to the muscles and soft tissues that operate your jaw

This relates to the joint itself and the ‘disc’ that allows it to move freely. If that disc is out of position it can inhibit free movement

This can affect the jaw joint just as it affects other joints.