Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is characterised by pain and stiffness within the jaw. While not many children suffer from this condition, it is still a good idea to look at some of the root causes.
– Children who grind their teeth are at a higher risk.
– Injuries to the jaw are another factor.
– Bad habits such as chewing on hard candy or plastic pen caps can lead to TMJ.
“Your child’s dentist will need to identify the root cause of their TMJ pain in order to implement effective treatment.”
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