Jaw Problems: Structural Problems and Injury
Problems in the structure of the jaw joint include:
These stressors can cause the articular disc to shift out of its normal position (disc displacement). Because this disc cushions the joint between the jawbone (mandible) and the skull, displacement can result in pain and locking of the joint.
A blow to the jaw, TM joint dislocation, or jaw fracture can also result in TM disorder symptoms.
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