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Blog #4- Circumstances that Cause TMD

Circumstances that Cause TMD (Continued) #3 Acute Trauma is the third circumstance that creates inflammation with the temporomandibular joint.  Acute trauma comes in an infinite number of varieties.  For the males the history will include bar fights, 4 X 4’s falling off the pick-up truck, and all kinds of amateur and professional sports.  Females, on […]

Circumstances that Cause TMD (Continued-#2)

The second circumstance, or more properly, set of circumstances that cause TMD is technically referred to as “Functional Malocclusion”.  Let’s see if I can describe functional malocclusion in a way that will make sense to the reader who has no training in the medical sciences. Think of the chewing mechanism as a finely engineered and […]

Circumstances that Cause TMD #3

Circumstances that Cause TMD My prior article defined TMD. It also described the common denominator responsible for all of TMD symptoms. INFLAMMATION! Next we will cover the circumstances that create the inflammation of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) The first is the most common.  Clenching and grinding of the teeth, voluntary or involuntary, day or night, […]

What is “TMJ” TMD?

There is much confusion about this disease by both patients and doctors.   First on the list is the name.  “TMJ” is the name of the joints that attach the jaw to the skull. One on the right side of the head and one on the left side of the head.  These joints work together in […]