The temporomandibular joint is formed by the upper part of the jaw and the temporal bone of the skull. This bone acts as a sliding hinge and can sometimes present problems due to the complexity of the movements it makes. These joints are what allow the jaw to move forwards and backwards, so they are essential to perform basic functions such as chewing or speaking.
Symptoms it can cause:
Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
Difficulty biting and chewing
Clicking when opening and closing the mouth Facial, ear and/or headache pain Jaw pain or tenderness
Dr. Sigifredo Lopez is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with experience in 3D planning, dental implantology, oral dental surgery, oral and facial surgery, orthognathic surgery, and sleep apnea.