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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)

TMJ Syndrome Pictures

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone).
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone). Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone) and its placement to the skull at the TMJ.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone) and its placement to the skull at the TMJ. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. MRI showing TMJ internal derangement.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. MRI showing TMJ internal derangement. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Problem with teeth worn down, caused by grinding (bruxism).
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Problem with teeth worn down, caused by grinding (bruxism). Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Jaw in closed lock position.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Jaw in closed lock position. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Same person as in image 5, after relieving the closed lock joint.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Same person as in image 5, after relieving the closed lock joint. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Joint sideways.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Joint sideways. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Open lock.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Open lock. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. After open lock reduction.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. After open lock reduction. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Closed lock mandible.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Closed lock mandible. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Two needles in place to start the procedure.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Two needles in place to start the procedure. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The surgeon cleaning (lavaging) the temporomandibular joint.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The surgeon cleaning (lavaging) the temporomandibular joint. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Image showing artificial TMJ replacement.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Image showing artificial TMJ replacement. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy using the fingers.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy using the fingers. Click to view larger image.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy with tongue depressors.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy with tongue depressors. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Kenneth Rotskoff, MD, DDS; Board Certified Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2014

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