The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no current screening tests or screening guidelines for TMD.
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Last reviewed March 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
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