TMJ Home Check
Are your teeth becoming progressively more crowded?
Are your front teeth worn or chipped?
When you bite down with your back teeth, do your upper front teeth overlap your lower front teeth so they are mostly covered?
Are your gums receding?
Do you have notches in your teeth at the gumline?
Open wide, place your index finger in each ear and gently pull forward(toward your nose) and bite down on your back teeth. If you feel pressure against your finger or pain in this area, your jaw may be dislocated or inflamed causing muscle spasm, pain, TMJ injury or nerve impingement. These conditions can refer pain to other areas of the head and neck causing adverse postural changes.
If these symptoms sound familiar, then we suggest a TMJ Diagnostic Exam.