Dislocation Of The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located just in front of the lower part of the ear. This joint allows the lower jaw to move. It is a ball-and-socket joint, just like the hip or shoulder. When the mouth opens wide, the ball (called the condyle) comes out of the socket and moves forward. It goes back into place when the mouth closes.

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Link to Original Article:  https://www.colgate.com/en-ca/oral-health/temporomandibular-disorder/dislocation-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-tmj

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