Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Stillpoint Osteopaths take a thorough history and perform an examination to fully understand what factors could be potentially causing your jaw pain such as:

Injuries to the face such us as hits to the head and face region.

Grinding teeth and clenching your jaw which can be because of stress and or issues with the alignment of your teeth.

Suboptimal posture of the head and neck region. Habits such as chewing nails

Post dental work such as wisdom teeth extractions or dental injury from knocks/trauma.

Some arthritic conditions can impact this joint. Rheumatoid arthritis.

Genetics impacting the size, shape and position of the jaw.

Connective tissue disorders such as EDS some of which can cause hypermobility and instability of the jaw joints.

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