TMJ Disorders - Self Assessment


Do you have any of these symptoms?

The symptoms of MPD are many and varied. The most common symptoms we see among our patients include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness in fingers and arms
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Unexpected loosening of the teeth
  • Earaches, stuffiness or ringing
  • Pain or soreness in and around the jaw joints

Below is a more complete list of symptoms associated with MPD. Look at it carefully. Did you ever think that these might be related to your bite?

Test yourself

You may run a preliminary diagnostic screening on yourself by answering these questions.

As seemingly unrelated as these questions might sound, answering yes to any one of them could indicate a possible MPD condition. You may know of other people who experience one or several of these symptoms. Share this list of questions with them. Perhaps you'll help friends discover the source of their discomfort which otherwise might go unrecognized.