Jaw Disorders Are Common, But Care Is Fragmented and Evidence-Based Approaches Are Needed, Says New Report

While considerably less invasive and far more evidence-dependent ways are accessible for temporomandibular problems (TMDs) – a set of thirty problems that result in discomfort or malfunction in the jaw joint and muscle groups of the jaw – some dentists continue to count on aggressive or expensive strategies as a very first-line therapy, states a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.