How Do I Know If I Have A Dysfunctional TMJ?

Published in The Southington Citizen

Of course, pain can always be an indicator of dysfunction . However, because other conditions can cause jaw pain, the pain itself is not necessarily a sign that you have TMJD. If pain in or around the TMJ occurs when opening or closing the mouth, this indicates the likelihood of this disorder. Clicking or popping at the back of the jaw when eating, talking or yawning is usually a sign the little disc has become misaligned, causing improper sliding between the two joint surfaces.

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