Causes of TMJ
What Causes TMJ Disorders?
The exact cause of a TMJ disorder can be hard to determine. However, there are several common causes of TMJ disorders.
- An injury to the jaw
- Poor alignment of the jaw
- Teeth grinding
- Poor posture
Understanding the cause of your TMJ disorder is crucial in determining the best treatment plan. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ it’s important to see a TMJ specialist at PRECiDENT. We can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and come up with a treatment plan.
What Risk Factors Can Cause TMJ?
There are several factors that can put you at higher risk of having a TMJ disorder. The most common is jaw injury or trauma. If you play a sport that puts you at risk of getting hit in the face, you also have a higher risk of developing TMJ.
Other risk factors include:
Women between the ages of 18-44 also have a high risk of developing TMJ disorders. Other things like teeth grinding and clenching while you sleep are also known causes of TMJ.
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Understanding the Causes of TMJ Disorders
Knowing the potential causes of TMJ disorder can help you learn how you can prevent and even treat TMJ. If your TMJ has been caused by teeth grinding due to stress, for example, we can provide a treatment plan based around that. No matter what caused your TMJ, it is important to have a dental specialist talk to you about your symptoms and perform a thorough diagnosis.