The TMJ is the joint that connects your jawbone (mandible) to your skull, allowing you to open and close your mouth, talk, chew, and yawn.
TMJD refers to a group of problems that affect the joint and the surrounding muscles. It can cause pain, clicking or popping sounds when you open your mouth, and problems with jaw movement.
The exact causes of TMJD are not always clear, but several factors can contribute to its development, including:
TMD symptoms may include: