Austin Dentists of Bridgeview Dental Discuss Research Identifying Risk Factors for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Researchers at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine recently released the results of a long-term study to identify risk factors for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), a painful condition affecting the joint which connects the jaw to the skull. The results of the study reveal that those who suffer from TMJD may be more likely to suffer from a range of other issues as well, including hearing disorders such as tinnitus, fainting and dizziness, and seizures. By identifying these associated conditions, researchers hope to be able to more accurately identify those at risk of TMJD.
TMJD refers to a range of different inflammatory conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint. Those affected by this unfortunate condition may experience chronic headaches, difficulty biting or chewing, a chronic aching pain in the face, and a number of other undesirable effects. However, because of the subjective nature of most pain conditions, those affected by TMJD may not readily identify their problems as a medical issue.
Fortunately, there are some effective methods for dealing with TMJD. For those whose conditions are significantly severe, neuromuscular dentistry may be the most effective option available for returning to a normal, pain-free life. The Austin neuromuscular dentistry professionals of Bridgeview Dental are prepared to offer their assistance to all those who suffer from TMJD or any other dental issues which may be causing them pain.
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The Austin dentists of Bridgeview Dental offer comprehensive dental services to the residents of Austin, Round Rock, Westlake, Tarrytown, and Lakeway. Their offices cater to the needs of all types of patients and they are prepared to discuss service options with potential patients at any time. Contact their offices at 512-347-8299 for more information.