What causes TMJ syndrome

03/05/2011 10:05

What causes TMJ syndrome?

Some cases may be caused by sudden injury to the joint. As example, fractures or dislocations, such as might occur if the jaw is forced to open too widely while dental procedures are performed. However, many cases seem to be the result of degenerative or inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis as well.

No one really knows the cause of TMJ syndrome. But there seem to be a number of possible underlying causes. Some cases may have their origin in the way the jaw is structured, especially if there is malocclusion. A slight malformation in the jaw can lead to TMJ symptoms.

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