Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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TMJ Disease Incidence

Facts about TMJ disease:

  • About 10 million people in the US have TMJ disease.
  • Nine times as many women as men are diagnosed with TMJ disease during their reproductive years.
  • Most cases of TMJ disease resolve without treatment.
  • Only about 5% of cases of TMJ disease require a surgical procedure.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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