There are many reasons a person gets TMJ dysfunction. People with overbites are more prone to TMJ problems. I think it was from opening my jaw too wide that one of my discs displaced without reduction. Some have TMJ problems from trauma to the area from an accident or physical abuse, etc.. Some get osteoarthritis in their joints.
I've never heard of any ear, nose and throat doctor liking to mess up anyone's TMJ to increase the number of patients. Did you have a bad experience with an ear doctor?
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