Posted on 7/20/2018 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
|TMD is a condition that affects the jaw of many people. It causes different problems for the people who have this condition. It is not always easy to say why one person has TMD and another does not.
There are people who are at a higher risk for TMD. Knowing the risks can help people recognize the problem before it gets worse.
Risk Factors for TMDThere are some people who are more at risk for TMD. There are several risk factors associated with TMD. People that engage in certain activities, have certain conditions or have certain habits are more likely to experience problems because of TMD.
Like any medical condition, the risk factors do not guarantee a person will develop TMD. They mean a person has a higher chance of developing the condition. A person that has one or more of these risk factors needs to learn the signs of TMD and what they should do if they notice any of the early warning signs. Many of the risk factors are treatable. It is possible to remove the risk factor before developing TMD.
For more information about TMD and to help you know if you are at risk, contact the professionals at our office and schedule an appointment.