TMD symptoms may originate within the joint itself (least common) or from the muscles that surround the joint. The treatment of these two variants of TMD may differ. Recent research suggests that genetic factors may be associated with TMD symptoms.
Some research suggests that as many as 70% of all adults have at least one sign of TMD during physical or dental exam of the temporomandibular joints. However, only about 25% of all adults describe accompanying symptoms, and only about 5% seek treatment for their symptoms.
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