The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. TMD (temporomandibular disorders) are problems with the jaw and muscles in the face. It can invlove significant discomfort, which results in either a short-term or long-term issue. Symptoms may be diverse, and include pain, tenderness, trouble chewing, and migraines. Skilled dental care can help relieve this discomfort, in part by removing issues in the chewing process and relationship between the teeth and jaws.
Additionally, Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraines in certain situations.