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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is like a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders result in pain in the jaw and jaw muscles surrounding the jaw. What causes these types of disorders is not ultimately clear due to the fact there are a variety of things that may cause it or contribute to it.
For example, arthritis can cause pain in the TMJ joint, as could the lasting impact of an injury. In some cases, there are genetic causes that lead to jaw pain. In some cases, the TMJ disorder is a result of constantly clenching or grinding their teeth.
According to recent research, there are roughly 35 million people in the United States alone that have been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder. Approximately 95 percent of those are women. Some research also suggests that TMJ disorders a