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Mini-Quiz: Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

by Ron Kurtus (11 August 2005)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is a common direct symptom of TMJ dysfunction?

A broken jaw

Headaches after drinking alcohol

Clicking of the jaw when eating

2. What indirect symptoms can be misinterpreted?

Excess stress and often clenching your teeth

Clicking of the TMJ and inability to put finger in ear

Loss of hearing, pain in the shoulders, sensitive teeth

3. Why should you do a self-examination of your symptoms?

To give the doctor or dentist more information

To save money by not going to the dentist

You should never examine your sympotms; that is what doctors are paid to do

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Don't sweat the small stuff, and remember that everything is small stuff


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

TMJ Disorder - HearNet.com

Symptoms of TMJ - HealthCentral.com

General Health Resources

Books

Taking Control of TMJ by Robert O. Uppgaard DDS, New Harbinger Publications (1999) $14.95

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, Hyperion (1997) $14.95 - Classic best-seller on simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life

Eliminate TMJ and Teeth Grinding (Audio CD) by Scott Sulak, Change For Good (2003) $15.95

Top-rated books on TMJ

Products

SleepRight Adjustable Night Guard from Splintek-PPI (2004) $69.95


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