The cause for TMD disorder is unknown. However, dentists believe that it may be caused by any of the following reasons:
- Impact in the jaw area
- Grinding or clenching teeth
- A general misalignment
- Tension of the facial muscles
- Arthritis in the TMJ
- Stress / Anxiety / Depression
Paying attention to the way your jaw feels and functions can help you decide on the next best steps to take.