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Temporal mandibular joint dysfunction same as tmi?
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes
Tmj is a layman's term, and refers to the joint itself.
Tm dysfunction involves the joint and it's internal structures as well as external ones, the surrounding musculature and fascia of the face, neck, shoulders and back? It can becaused by a bad bite and is related to posture, vertebral alignment and head position as well. Also, it's associated with tooth clenching and grinding and migraines.

In brief: Yes
Tmj is a layman's term, and refers to the joint itself.
Tm dysfunction involves the joint and it's internal structures as well as external ones, the surrounding musculature and fascia of the face, neck, shoulders and back? It can becaused by a bad bite and is related to posture, vertebral alignment and head position as well. Also, it's associated with tooth clenching and grinding and migraines.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes
TMJ just refers to the temporomandibular joint.
But the term "TMJ" usually is used to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

In brief: Yes
TMJ just refers to the temporomandibular joint.
But the term "TMJ" usually is used to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. James Merrett
Dentistry
In brief: TMJ TMD and TMI
Tmj was an old term used to describe tmd.
Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. Tmd= temporomandibular disorder ( dysfunction) tmi is an acronym for texting meaning: to much information. So the short answer is no.

In brief: TMJ TMD and TMI
Tmj was an old term used to describe tmd.
Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. Tmd= temporomandibular disorder ( dysfunction) tmi is an acronym for texting meaning: to much information. So the short answer is no.
Dr. James Merrett
Dr. James Merrett
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