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TMJ Deviation
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TMJ Deviation

In some TMJ diseases there is deviation in path of closure, when does it occurs? & in some  conditions it returns back to normal position & in others it does not return.. what are these conditions, please?
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There are a multitude of TMJ disorders which may have the same symptoms.  The deviation can be the result of disc malposition, muscle contractures, bone abnormalities to name a few.

You should see an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who treats TMJ disorders and they should be able to determine what is causing the deviation.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
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