The mandible is the largest bone of the face and the only bone in your skull that can move. The temporomandibular joints, located below your ears on either side of your head, allow you a range of motion so that you can speak, chew, swallow, yawn and move your jaw from side to side. "Temporomandibular joint" is such a mouthful (no pun intended), so most people, including doctors and dentists, refer to this joint as the TMJ.
Because of the complexity of your TMJ anatomy, disorders and pain can be common. Let's take a look at what makes up this joint.