Jaw joint problems

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The temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) is located in front of the ear where the skull and the lower jaw meet. The joint allows the lower jaw (mandible) to move and function. The joint itself is made up of two bones that are separated by a disc of cartilage. This soft disc allows the smooth movement of the jaw joint and …

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Arthrocentesis (wash out) of jaw joint

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SummaryThis leaflet has been designed to improve your understanding of any forthcoming treatment and contains answers to many of the commonly asked questions. If you have any other questions that the leaflet does not answer or would like further explanation please ask. The problemThe disc of cartilage which lies in your jaw joint has moved out of its normal position …

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