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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder - Causes and Risk Factors

​Temporormandibular joint disorder can be caused by:

  • Prolonged stress to the jaw joint - Habitual clenching or grinding of your teeth overloads the joint causing pain in the joint and muscles. You may not be aware of these habits if they occur during sleep.
  • Trauma - A recent trauma or a history of trauma, such as a blow to the lower jaw or face, directly or indirectly, can injure the TMJ.
  • Arthritis - The jaw joint may be damaged by arthritis (inflammation of the joint). Arthritis may be a degenerative process due to aging or it may be associated with medical conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder - Other Information

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