Who is affected by TM disorders

Temporomandibular (TM) disorders are most common in younger adults (ages 20 to 50) and in women.1

About 3 out of 10 adults have some symptoms of a TM disorder. Among adults who are tested, 4 out of 10 show some kind of TM disorder. But less than 1 out of 10 adults has jaw problems or pain that is so severe that they need treatment.1


  1. Scrivani SJ, et al. (2008). Temporomandibular disorders. New England Journal of Medicine, 359(25): 2693–2705.

Last Updated: January 13, 2010

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