How to know if you have pain from TMJ
The assessment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) is recognized as integral to the practice of dentistry and physical therapists who treat these conditions.
The context of joint sounds as a predictor of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is not highly predictable due to a common variation of normality amongst people.
Therefore, pain associated with activities using the jaw (such as eating, yawning, etc) is much more predictable of actually benefiting from treatments by a physical therapist or dentist.
Diagnosis must be followed by appropriate intervention at the early stage of identification to minimize chronicity. Following a diagnosis, a formal treatment plan addressing your exact impairments can be formulated.
Tuncer et al. found that physiotherapy performed by a therapist in combination with home physical therapy was more effective in terms of TMD pain and pain-free maximal mouth opening than home physical therapy alone.
If you think you have TMJ issues, answer the questions above and then contact us to establish a plan of care, alongside your dentist, to help you!