Dr. Harold L. McQuinn
Dr. Martin I. Rotman
Phone: 310.843.0909
Fax: 310.551.1322
11860 Wilshire Blvd., #302
Los Angeles, CA 90025

What Causes TMD?


Many factors contribute to this widely misdiagnosed problem. Here are several prominent causes:

- Genetic predisposition to problems related to the muscles involving chewing and/or skeletal disorders.
- Birth trauma (natural childbirth, worse if forceps used.)
- Being bottle fed, use of pacifiers, sucking of fingers or other objects.
- Tongue thrust pattern when swallowing.
- Trauma sustained to teeth, jaw, neck, head or soft tissues.
- Declining or poor bite relationship including loss or damage of back teeth.
- Poor nutrition.

There are many other indications for a TMJ disorder too numerous and diverse to list. In fact, many physicians (and dentists) cannot agree on what TMJ disorder actually is. In most cases, even diagnosed with “TMJ”, a patient is told they should be on medications because it´s a behavioral problem (clenching, bruxing due to lifestyle and tension, etc.) or, they are recommended for a surgical solution. Drs. McQuinn & Rotman believe the scientifically proven fact that the disorder is real and treatable; often without surgical intervention.

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Dr. Harold L. McQuinn and Dr. Martin I. Rotman are dentists providing dental procedures such as bonding,
invisible braces, implant restorations, and veneers in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Harold L. McQuinn and Dr. Martin I. Rotman are licensed as a general dentists in the State of California.

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