TMJ Disorder Quiz from Richmond, CA Dentist

Jun 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Preventive Dentistry, TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder QuizTest Your Knowledge of TMJ Disorder

If you are a subscriber to our Hilltop Family Dental blogs, you may have heard about the dental condition that affects thousands of Americans every day: TMJ disorder. See how much you remember about TMJ disorder by answering the following questions. You can check your answers at the end of this blog post.

Q1. True or False: TMJ disorder symptoms harm your oral health and overall health.

Q2. What does the acronym TMD stand for?

A. Temporomandibular disease

B. The Mouth Disorder

C. Temporomandibular joint disorder

D. Temporary Mandible Disorder

Q3. True or False: Bruxism and TMJ disorder go hand in hand.

Q4.Which of the following contribute to TMJ disorder?

A. Teeth Grinding

B. Malocclusion

C. Stress

D. All of the above


Answers to TMJ Disorder Quiz

A1. True—Symptoms of TMJ disorder range from tooth sensitivity and increased risk of cavities, to shoulder pain and earaches. Other TMD symptoms include teeth grinding, neck aches, headaches, dizziness, difficulty opening your mouth, and jaw popping.

A2. C—Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, can also be called TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is the lower jaw joint you use to chew, open your mouth, and speak.

A3. True—Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is one of the main causes of TMJ disorder. Additionally, TMJ disorder contributes to teeth grinding. These two dental conditions perpetuate the other because they are so closely related to muscular function.

A4. D—All of those answers are related to TMJ disorder. Teeth grinding, and stress may cause jaw exhaustion from constant clenching and grinding. Malocclusion, or misaligned bite, often causes your jaw to attempt to hold your teeth in a specific way that feels more comfortable. As a result of this constant adjustment, jaw muscles experience unnecessary tension.

If you would like to alleviate the pain from your TMJ disorder, call Dr. Stefan Moiceanu at (510) 758-7222 to schedule an appointment. Hilltop Family Dental happily treats patients from Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Vallejo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Benicia, and the greater Contra Costa County area.

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