As with any medical problem, you should always quickly seek treatment when symptoms become present. Unfortunately, the symptoms of TMJ Disorder can worsen over time and can really affect your life if left untreated. Chewing and speaking can become painful if symptoms are ignored and the disorder progresses. So, if you have any of the common symptoms, please seek treatment without delay. Fortunately, symptoms of TMJ Disorder can improve and even disappear with proper care.
About my experiences helping patients with TMJ Disorder
After attending and teaching at Tufts Dental School, I moved to south Florida with my wife Joanne and have been practicing in the Delray and Boynton Beach area for over 25 years. Each year, more new patients come to my office for treatment of TMJ Disorder. The disease is certainly becoming more prevalent. Some dentists attribute this to the elevated stress levels in America, while others believe patients are just more apt to seek care. Regardless, if you experience symptoms, my strongest advise is to seek a professional opinion. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a TMJ evaluation, please feel free to contact us