Epidemiology reports state temporomandibular joint disorders tmd affect up to 25 of the population yet their etiology and progression are poorly understood as a result treatment options are limited and fail to meet the long term demands of the relatively young patient population. Disorders of the temporomandibular joint tmj may clinically present with jaw pain and restricted mouth opening that may limit a patients access to comprehensive dental care the aim of this article is to provide a general overview of the current treatment strategies available in the management of disorders of the tmj. Tmj disorders affect the temporomandibular joint causing pain and restricted movement in the jaw the temporomandibular joint is complex and can be a hard area of the body to treat this mnt . Temporomandibular joint dysfunction tmd tmjd is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication the muscles that move the jaw and the temporomandibular joints the joints which connect the mandible to the skullthe most important feature is pain followed by restricted mandibular movement and noises from the temporomandibular joints tmj during jaw movement
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