Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) include:
When To Call a Doctor
Call your dentist or doctor immediately if you have had an injury to your jaw or face and:
Call your dentist or doctor if you:
Who to see
Your treatment for temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may involve several different health professionals.
Initial evaluation can be done by a:
Further diagnosis and treatment may be done by a:
Additional treatment may be provided by:
If a doctor suggests that you try a treatment that might make permanent changes to your jaw, be sure to get a second opinion.
Health and dental insurance plans might not cover diagnosis and treatment. Because some tests and treatments are quite expensive, you may want to check your coverage before incurring expenses.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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