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Temporomandibular Joint disorder, or TMJ, is very common. It mostly emerges
because of a problem with how the jaw joint works. In most cases, it isn’t life
threatening but at the same time, it isn’t
something you can sniff at. It has to be taken
carefully and treated right from the start.
In fact, before treatment, you should educate
yourself on the condition, as much as possible.
Generally, people tend to avoid unless it gets
too severe. That’s naive and something you
shouldn’t do. Learn about the condition, if
possible, right when you start seeing the
symptoms. You can start by searching on the web, or even asking a qualified
Learning all of this might seem too much work but trust me, it is going to be
extremely helpful. In the long run, too, this knowledge will come handy. Now,
let’s get down to the nitty gritty of the condition and see what’s needed.
Some of the common symptoms are pain in the jaw joint, as I mentioned above,
stiff jaw muscles, pain in the neck, etc. Some reports suggest that more than
3/4th of the US population suffers from TMJ. The numbers seem a little too high
but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were right.
Since it’s not a very common condition, most of
us don’t even know who treats this, or where
to start. Your jaw is what is affected and a
dentist should be your first choice. He may
recommend some other professional for your
specific condition but for a start, a dentist is
what you should choose.
In fact, with some careful research, you may
find quite a few TMJ treatments online. Be careful though: some of this
information may be misleading, or downright wrong. The ability to call the right
from the wrong will be handy here. It’s not particularly easy though for a
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There isn’t one TMJ treatment; there are multiple. The one applicable in your
scenario might be different from what is applicable
for someone else. The best person to tell you what
you should do is the doctor.
Research is essential when it comes to treatment of
any condition. Know what treatment you are
getting, know why you’re getting it, how it helps,
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