What to do in case of a dislocated temporomandibular joint (tmj)?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located just in front of the lower part of the ear, 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, going back into place when the mouth closes. But what should one do when the TMJ gets dislocated? Read on to find out.