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Cause of TMJ or the dislocation of the articular disc hereditary?

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In brief: TMJ pain/dislocation

Tmj disorders are generally not hereditary.
They are usually caused by grinding or clenching the teeth, or some type of trauma like a blow to the face or the jaw. In some cases, TMJ disorders can be caused by arthritis in the joint.

In brief: TMJ pain/dislocation

Tmj disorders are generally not hereditary.
They are usually caused by grinding or clenching the teeth, or some type of trauma like a blow to the face or the jaw. In some cases, TMJ disorders can be caused by arthritis in the joint.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: It may be a factor

Skeletal anomalies and/or associated malocclusions can be a contributing factor in internal derangements of the TMJ and problems with the articular disc or meniscus.
As such, heredity may be a possible contributing cause, but usually there are other contributing factors that need to be identified and addressed.

In brief: It may be a factor

Skeletal anomalies and/or associated malocclusions can be a contributing factor in internal derangements of the TMJ and problems with the articular disc or meniscus.
As such, heredity may be a possible contributing cause, but usually there are other contributing factors that need to be identified and addressed.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seems to be

There seems to be a genetic predisposition to TMJ disorders.
Many of my patients have parents or siblings with TMJ problems.

In brief: Seems to be

There seems to be a genetic predisposition to TMJ disorders.
Many of my patients have parents or siblings with TMJ problems.
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In brief: Could be

Some symptoms of tmj/tmd may be considered inherited, such as headaches and ear problems.
But a dislocation, probably not, unless their is some sort of bone, tendon, ligament or muscular ailment or deficiency that can contribute to the dislocation.

In brief: Could be

Some symptoms of tmj/tmd may be considered inherited, such as headaches and ear problems.
But a dislocation, probably not, unless their is some sort of bone, tendon, ligament or muscular ailment or deficiency that can contribute to the dislocation.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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