Do I have TMD?
The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the jaw joints and muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together when you chew, speak or swallow, and include muscles and ligaments as well as the jaw bone.
The first thing you’ll notice is a jaw that is tender or hard to open. This is an unequivocally sign of TMD Disorder.
But sometimes other not so telling symptoms may be also an indication that you suffer from this disorder and yet, these are harder to identify. This quiz will help you understand the symptoms better.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you often wake up with a headache?
- Does your jaw feel stiff or locked when you wake up?
- Do your ears frequently hurt or ache?
- Is it difficult to eat, bite or chew?
- Do you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping or when stressed or nervous?
- Do you suffer from Arthritis?
If you answer Yes to one or more of these questions you may suffer from a TMJ Disorder.
There are many ways to treat TMJ disorders. In many cases a one or a few visits can show improvement. Many of our patients have seen amazing results within their first treatment!
Give us a call and schedule your TMJ consultation today! (305) 676-0008
At home Test: While opening your jaw slightly, place a finger over the joint in front of your ear, and then open wide until you can feel the joint move. If you feel the joint click or if it’s tender when you press, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. (Source: www.oprah.com)