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TMJ Causes

Diagnosing TMJ can be tricky, as symptoms such as an earache or shoulder pain can be attributed to other causes. But that’s where Dr. Westman’s training and extensive experience is an advantage for our patients. Causes often can be traced back to problems with the patient’s bite, but other subtler issues such as stress and nightly teeth clenching during sleep can also contribute. Traumatic injury to the jaw or joints can lead to TMJ. Recent research even points to a possible genetic predisposition. Here are some of the causes of TMJ:

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