Do you look at yourself and see that your teeth are shorter than they once were? Do you ever experience an annoying ringing in your ears? Or worse yet, do you constantly suffer from stress headaches? If so, you may be experiencing some of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, more commonly known as TMD. The temporomandibular joint is commonly known as the jaw joint or TMJ. It is a very complex structure that is located in an intricate area of bones that works in harmony with many areas of the body which all can be affected when it is not functioning properly.