TMJ (Temporomanibular Joint)
The Temporomanibular Joint is the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull, which is in front of the ear on each side of your head. Flexibility here allows the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, aiding in talking, chewing, and yawning. Dr. Logeman will examine your TMJ for pain or tenderness upon your initial examination. Many times a clicking or popping sound will occur during jaw movement. Pain or tenderness in the face, neck, and shoulders or in and around the ear when opening your mouth wide will alert you to this common problem. Be sure to always bring up any issues you may be having to Dr. Logeman and his experienced staff.