One of the current explanations for why people with TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) have such a hard time getting good treatment is that the problem isn’t with the temporomandibular joint, but, rather, with the brain. Some people have proposed that TMD is actually a problem of central sensitization, in which the brain becomes more sensitive to pain in some individuals.
It’s likely that not all TMD is the result of central sensitization, and for many people, we can head off that issue, if we act quickly.
And, of course, one major problem many people face in getting successful TMD treatment is finding a qualified expert to treat their condition. In Nashville, TN, TMJ dentist Dr. Mckinnon Forbes has the training and experience to treat TMD, and he can help many people achieve relief before they develop sensitization.