When It Is Temporomandibular Joint (DMJ) Disorder

Posted on : 02-01-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) works like a sliding hinge, connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. People who have jaw pain may face grinding of teeth, however majority of people routinely clench their teeth and never develop TMJ disorders. It is important to know which symptoms may alarm you to check if you have or may have TMJ disorders. In most cases TMJD is difficult to diagnose.




Following are the questions you should ask yourself to know if you have TMJ or not. If you answer Yes to more than one of these questions, you should consult doctor or specialist to further investigate.

  • Do you have frequent headaches, especially in the morning?
  • Do you clench or grind your teeth?
  • Do your jaw muscles feel tender?
  • Does your jaw make sounds when you open or close your mouth?
  • Do your Jaws get stuck or locked in the open or closed mouth position?Do you have difficulty opening your mouth?
  • Do you have facial, shoulder or neck pain?
  • Do you have pain in or around the ear?
  • Do you have ringing, roaring, hissing, or buzzing in the ears?
  • Do your ears feel stuffy or itchy?
  • Do you have pain in more than one tooth?
  • Is it painful to chew, yawn, or open mouth widely?
  • Do you often feel dizzy?

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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