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"Dr. Marx, how are TMJ disorders caused?"


The exact cause of the disorder is unknown.  Some factors are related to an improper bite, injury, arthritis, severe stress, or a combination of factors.  Clenching or grinding teeth, a condition called bruxism, may develop from stress or as part of a sleep disorder.

This can tire muscles and create painful spasms, causing even more pain.  Repeated muscle problems may affect the joints, resulting in tissue damage, muscle tenderness, and more spasm, perpetuating a cycle of pain.

For more information about how we can help you with TMJ problems, call us at 202 466-3599, we will be happy to help you.

TMJ - Temporomandibular Disorders
In Washington DC and the surrounding
Alexandria - Arlington VA - Bethesda - Chevy Chase MD areas.

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