It is just three little letters.
But those three little letters can leave you in a world of pain.
Dr. John clay is seeing patients with TMJ.
This is one of the most common causes of facial pain in young people. It often involves one-sided pain, worsened with chewing.
The pain is alleviated by over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, jaw exercises and use of a bite plate at nighttime.
See your doctor if pain is unbearable or if it occurs in patients over 50.