About Temporomandibular Disorder
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a common ailment of the jaw joint. It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans have TMD symptoms at one time or another. A majority of these people are women between the ages of 20 and 40.
What Is It?
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are problems that affect your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw joint. They also can affect the muscles of the face that help you to chew.
Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
Deciding on the Right Treatment
Temporomandibular dysfunction includes a wide range of disorders that often overlap. They include:
- Muscle problems that affect jaw movement
Checklist for Temporomandibular Disorders
Is It Your Jaw? A Symptoms Checklist for Temporomandibular Disorders
Temporomandibular disorders can cause symptoms that are similar to other diseases.
Surgery for Temporomandibular Disorders
Surgery may be advised if conservative treatments do not relieve pain and help you move your jaw better. These earlier treatments may include splints, physical therapy and medicines to treat pain and inflammation.