It’s a question many people may be wondering. So, who is at high risk of developing a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD)? Women are. While women might be more prone to developing this disorder, there are ways for you to prevent it from occurring.  Let’s take a closer look at the connection between women and TMD.

Women and TMD

Pain affects everyone differently—headaches and facial pain are commonly caused by problems with the TMJ, affecting more women than men.  Women who have facial pain, migraines and neck pain due to their TMJ problems may spend years seeking a diagnosis, but never getting the right one. Dentists can work with their patients to find the cause of the pain and can also provide the best treatment available for TMJ problems.

Seek treatment now

If you experience frequent headaches, feel pain in your jaw, neck or upper back, hear a clicking noise in your jaw or your ears feel stuffy, you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder (TMD). Appropriate treatment from a dentist can help to relieve your pain without a lifetime of pills.  

While women tend to experience TMJ pain more often than men, many men still suffer from TMD, but will often ignore their symptoms. TMJ pain is real and it can be debilitating.  By scheduling a consultation with an appropriate dental team, patients can take the next steps toward a pain free life.  

To learn more about TMD and how you can help relieve your patients’ pain, join us at Ben-Pat Institute for an upcoming course!