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Screening for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are given to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk.

There are no screening tests or guidelines for TMD.

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Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) pain. ENThealth—American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/tmj. Updated January 2019. Accessed July 29, 2019.

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Last reviewed June 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD  Last Updated: 7/29/2019