Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

  • The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as the central axis of all jaw movements and is supported by the jaw muscles and ligaments, where the disc between the jaw joints acts as a cushion between bones and bones. These muscles, ligaments, discs, and jawbones combine to take charge of complex activities, and due to various factors, abnormalities in jaw joint function are called TMJ disorders.

  • Currently, there is no proper treatment, and symptomatic treatment such as medication or physical therapy to relieve pain, or artificial joint replacement is performed. In the case of TMJ disorder, if proper treatment is not performed, chronic inflammation gradually destroys the joint structure.

  • The number of patients with even one of the symptoms of TMJ disorders reaches 40-50% of the population, and 5-6% of the population requires specialized treatment.

  • The effect of inhibiting inflammatory cell infiltration and cartilage cell regeneration of IntenCell® treatment group was confirmed using the animal model for jaw inflammation, and based on this, efforts are being made to develop a fundamental treatment for TMJ disorder.