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Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)


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Symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) include pain around your jaw, ear or temple, noise when you move your jaw and headaches.

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) usually gets better on its own. You can ease symptoms by eating soft foods, taking painkillers and gentle massage.

A GP may suggest treatments for temporomandibular disorder (TMD) including stronger painkillers, relaxation techniques and ways to improve sleep.

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be caused by things such as grinding your teeth, general wear and tear on the joint and stress.

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a condition affecting the movement of the chewing muscles in your jaw. It's not usually serious.

Page last reviewed: 20/06/2023
Next review due: 20/06/2026