The temporomandibular joint or TMJ is a sliding hinge that connects your jawbones to your skull on either side of your mouth. Temporomandibular Disorder or TMD can cause joint and muscle pain, which is very uncomfortable. It is tough to determine TMD’s actual cause; however, genetics and arthritis are the most common. If you have teeth-grinding habits, it can also lead to TMJ disorders. The pain and discomfort associated with this problem are temporary and can be cured easily under your dentist’s supervision. If your jaws and muscles are painful, do not hesitate to contact us at Trust Dental in Miami Lakes, FL. Our dentists will conduct a thorough check-up to see if you have this disorder and take the necessary steps to rectify it.