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There is no widely accepted, standard test now available to correctly diagnose Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle disorders.
Pain, particularly in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint, is the most common symptom of Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders.
The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the bone at the side of the head—the temporal bone. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joints.
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Because more studies are needed on the safety and effectiveness of most treatments for jaw joint and muscle disorders, experts strongly recommend using the most conservative, reversible treatments possible.
But for most jaw joint and muscle problems, scientists don’t know the causes. For many people, symptoms seem to start without obvious reason.