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Updated: Mar 28

A thorough history is taken to determine predisposing factors, teeth clenching, previous trauma and surgery, dental procedures, related symptoms may include upper neck limited range of motion, headaches and dizziness, muscular referral patterns, forward head carriage.​

An Assessment of TMJ movement is initially undertaken including jaw movement patterns, timing of mandible condyle with jaw opening and closing, deviations in mandible in resting position and with motion, and also range of movement ( how far does your mouth open, and does it close with no restriction), clicking and other audible sounds are also noted which are checked during and  post treatment to evaluate progress.

TMJ Dysfunction presents itself as complex with unique manifestations for each individual. If you suspect you're experiencing symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction, seeking guidance from a TMJ Expert such as Headache & Tendon.They can offer tailored solutions to alleviate discomfort and address the underlying causes.

Common Symptoms:

  1. Jaw pain, ranging from sharp to constant.

  2. Jaw clicking or popping.

  3. Jaw stiffness.

  4. Headaches around the temples or in the face.

  5. Earaches, tinnitus, or ear fullness.

  6. Facial pain and swelling, especially around the cheeks and temples.

  7. Pain or discomfort while chewing.

  8. Locking of the jaw.

  9. Trigeminal Neuralgia

Contributing Factors:

  1. Trauma or injury to the jaw or joint.

  2. Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism).

  3. Temporomandibular joint arthritis.

  4. Dental misalignment or bite issues.

  5. Stress-induced muscle tension.

These symptoms and causes may vary depending on the type of TMJ Disorder you have. To delve deeper into understanding TMJ Dysfunction or to seek professional help, consider scheduling an appointment with our Team in Brisbane city or Sunshine Coast.

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