Bite Problems & TMJ - Diagnosis
The cause of TMD is not always clear. But in most cases stress is a major factor. Here are some of the things that MAY cause, and help to diagnose this disorder.
Clenching and grinding your teeth
Clenching your jaw muscles can cause them to ache. Some people grind their teeth or clench their jaw muscles when they are under stress.
Injury to your face or jaws
Broken (or fractured) jaws, a jaw joint that has been knocked our of place (or dislocated) and "whiplash" may cause TMD.
Some diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may affect the jaw joints and muscles.
If your jaw does not grow the right way, your teeth may not line up the way they should. This can make it hard to bite and chew, and may lead to TMD.
- Other things that MAY lead to TMD are:
- Worn, loose, or missing teeth
- Gum problems
- Partial or full dentures that are not the right fit
- Habits such as biting on your pen or pencil
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