The temporomandibular joint – or TMJ – connects your jaw to your skull. If this joint gets damaged or injured, it can lead to painful disorders. It may also make it difficult for a patient to chew food properly. Any disorders or injuries to this joint can be treated by a specialized doctor called an otolaryngologist. You might know him better as a doctor that treats the ears, nose, and throat. For more information on TMJ problems, read more here.