There are two tempromandibular conditions. One on each side. Try placing your fingers behind your ears to feel them. Next, open your mouth and place your finger in front of the ears.
TMDs are often temporary and disappear quickly. TMDs can be chronic or even permanent in certain cases. TMDs can also be caused by other medical conditions, such as back pain, headaches and sleep problems.
Temporomandibular conditions are twice as common among women than they are in men, particularly in those between 35-44.
Important to understand that TMJ sounds such as popping or clicking are not pain and are normal.
TMDs cannot be diagnosed with a single, universally accepted test. These disorders are difficult to diagnose because of the uncertainty surrounding their causes.
A dentist or doctor will examine you and collect detailed information about your medical history. The doctor will also ask about the pain you are experiencing, its cause, where it is occurring, how long it has been there, whether or not it continues to spread. A dentist or doctor may also inquire about other types of pain such as headaches or back problems.
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