Flashcards in Temporaomandibular Joint Deck (9)
the junction of temporal bone and the mandible is called?
what are the 3 main functions of the TMJ?
3. deglutition (swallowing)
what is the innervation of the TMJ?
what is the branch for the TMJ blood supply?
branches of external carotid
the anatomy of the TMJ includes?
1. temporal bone
articulating surfaces include the articular eminence and glenoid fossa is known as?
what cartilage is needed for articulating surface?
(we tend to have the articulating surfaces both temporal bone and the mandible covered with fibrocartilage)
the TMJ is enclosed where?
enclosed in fibrous joint capsule