Whiplash-Related TMJ May Require Treatment
Many cases of TMJ are minor and transitory, not requiring professional care. However, whiplash-related TMJ might be different.
The JADA research also showed that TMJ might be more persistent than other whiplash injuries. One year after their accident, about one in five people reported that TMJ was their main complaint related to the accident.
Other studies show that TMJ symptoms may be for life. In one study with a 15-year follow-up, people with whiplash injury showed more TMJ symptoms than controls for the entire 15-year period.
You can’t just wait for TMJ symptoms to resolve. If you have persistent TMJ after a whiplash injury, it’s time to talk to a Fort Atkinson TMJ dentist about treatment.