Did you know that women are more likely to develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) than any other individual? As a woman, you might be more prone to developing this disorder, but 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. Dr. Sara, our dentist in Scottsdale, works with her patients to find the cause to your pain and provides 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 Dr. Sara 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 our team, you can take the next steps toward a pain free life.
Please contact Dr. Sara in Scottsdale at AZ Sleep & TMJ Solutions for more information about how to combat your pain.