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If you are experiencing pain in your jaw or chewing muscles, you could be experiencing TMD. Go ahead and take our quiz on TMD to see if you need to visit your dentist or not.

  1. True or False: A jaw that is sore or hard to open can be a key sign you suffer from a TMJ disorder.
  2. True or False: Arthritis can cause TMJ disorder.
  3. True or False: There are no treatments for TMJ disorder.
  4. True or False: Chewing gum can lead to TMJ disorder.

Answers:

  1. True: Temporomandibular joint or TMJ joints are located in your jaw that makes it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of your head, the TMJ work together for you to do things like chew, swallow and talk.
  2. True: Arthritis is a common cause of TMD. Be sure to discuss with your dentist of any symptoms or health conditions you have, this can help in how you will be treated for TMD.
  3. False: There are several different ways you and your dentist can treat TMJ disorder. Some methods of treatment can be done right at home!
  4. False: Chewing gum cannot cause TMD, but may aggravate the joints themselves.

If you are experiencing pain in your jaw or think you may have TMJ disorder, contact our offices to get a professional diagnosis from our dentist by calling 734-222-9140!