Has anyone ever said to you, “I have TMJ”? Well, guess what—we all have TMJ. TMJ is the acronym for temporomandibular joints. These are the joints located just in front of each ear that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Your TMJs allow you to open and close your mouth so you can eat, talk, smile, laugh and yawn. TMJ dysfunction happens when these joints do not function properly. Consequently, there may be pain and discomfort when you move your jaw. Topeka TMJ dentist Dr. Michel offers non-surgical relief for TMJ dysfunction sufferers.