According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, almost 11 million people in the United States suffer from TMJ problems at any given time. Both men and women experience TMJ problems; however, 90% of those seeking TMJ care and treatment are women.
Many patients report the onset of TMJ symptoms after experiencing a traumatic injury to the jaw, having a complex dental work, following the insertion of a breathing tube used for having a surgical procedure, or from clenching and grinding of one’s teeth.
Sometimes TMJ problems can resolve themselves over time with patients taking mild pain-relieving drugs and using heat, cold or other palliative methods. However, the vast majority of patients will need to seek some type of TMJ care from a medical expert. Presently there are more than 50 treatments in use ranging from very conservative to more aggressive and invasive approaches like surgery. A qualified medical expert in the treatment of TMJ will be able to determine which treatment plan is right for you.
At the Headache TMJ Center of New Jersey, patients, who seek TMJ care and treatment, often get immediate relief and completely recovery in as little as a few weeks or just a few months.
If you are interest in receiving care and treatment for your TMJ, call us today at 855.TMJ.DOCS or 855.865.3627 for a free consultation.