Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
grinding & TMJ
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is comprised of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones. There are two TMJs, one on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull.
The cause of pain in TMJ includes:
The result of displacement of the cartilage disc that causes pressure and stretching of the associated sensory nerves
A bad bite or orthodontic braces stress and tooth grinding
Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders
Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
Clicking, popping or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
Dull, aching pain in the face
Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
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