TMJ / TMD

If you are visiting our TMJ/TMD page, we suspect you are wondering if you or a loved one is suffering from a Temporomandibular joint syndrome or disorder. Before you read on, we offer our TMJ Questionnaire used to detect suspected TMJ/TMD dysfunction.
Please answer the following questions with a simple “Yes” or “No”. To score, add all the “Yes”.
 

Difficulty falling asleep
  Yes          No      
Difficulty Concentrating
  Yes          No      
Loss of Sexual Interest
  Yes          No      
Outbursts of Temper
  Yes          No      
Cry Easily
  Yes          No      
Difficulty with Memory
  Yes          No      
Feelings of being inferior
  Yes          No      
Lack of Appetite
  Yes          No      
Overeating
  Yes          No      
General Feeling of illness
  Yes          No      
Headaches
  Yes          No      
Tightness in Chest
  Yes          No      
Soreness of Neck Muscles
  Yes          No      
Grinding of Teeth
  Yes          No      
Lower Back Pains
  Yes          No      
Cold Hands and/or Feet
  Yes          No      
Stomach Tightness
  Yes          No      
Weakness in Parts of Body
  Yes          No      
Jaw Tightness
  Yes          No      
Pain in Jaw Muscles
  Yes          No      
Muscle Twitches or Spasms
  Yes          No      
Racing Heart
  Yes          No      
Fainting or Dizziness
  Yes          No      
Lump in Throat
  Yes          No      
Teeth Clenching
  Yes          No      
Holding Breath
  Yes          No      
Difficulty Opening Jaw
  Yes          No      
Feeling Tense or Nervous
  Yes          No      
Jaw Popping
  Yes          No      
Thoughts Hard to Get Rid Of
  Yes          No      
Difficulty in Staying Asleep
  Yes          No      
Difficulty Making Decisions
  Yes          No      
Feeling Fearful
  Yes          No      
Fear of Place and/or Events
  Yes          No      

 

Now that you have taken the self-test, if your score was five “Yes” or higher, we recommend a visit to our office as your score places you in the category of suspected high risk of having Temporomandibular joint syndrome or disorder. Call today for a free mini-exam! In the meantime, we hope you will continue to read the information on our website about oral health and how important oral health is to your overall health.

 

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