Self Testing for TMJ

Self Testing

  • Do you have frequent headaches?
  • Do your ears feel clogged or stuffy?
  • Do you have pressure in your ears?
  • Do you hear grating sounds when you chew?
  • Do you clench your teeth during times of stress?
  • Do you grind your teeth at night?
  • Do you have pain in your jaws during and after chewing?
  • Does it hurt to move your jaw from one side to the other?
  • Do you hear noises when moving your jaw from one side to the other?
  • Do you hear noises when opening or closing your mouth?
  • Do you experience episodes of your jaw getting stuck with opening or closing?
  • Have you had trauma to the jaw?
  • Have you ever had whiplash injury?
  • Do your face muscles feel sore or hurt?
  • Do your teeth ache?
  • Does eating chewy foods start your symptoms?
  • Does your jaw shift to the left or right when you open wide?
  • Are you able to eat a large sandwich without any pain?
  • Do you have to break foods into smaller sizes because of limited openings of the mouth?

What To Do Next

If you've answered yes to two or more of these questions, it's likely that your symptoms could be related to TMJ. Don't hesitate to call Dr. Patel's office so you can get you life back & live pain free!


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