Do you ever experience frequent headaches or a popping or clicking sensation in the jaw? Over ten million people exhibit these and other common signs of TMJ disorder, or TMD. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer an array of minimally invasive and comfortable treatment options for TMJ disorder. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun and informative quiz to discuss the symptoms and causes of TMD. TMJ Disorder Quiz 1. True or False: Jaw strain leads to the onset of TMJ disorder. 2. True or False: Bruxism and malocclusion are common causes of jaw strain. 3. True or False: Symptoms of TMD include headaches and jaw pain. 4. True or False: Your Livingston NJ general dentists offer treatment for TMD. Answer Key 1. True. Our temporomandibular joints connect the jaw to the skull and control all jaw movement. Without these joints, eating and speaking would be impossible. When the jaw joints become strained, patients may develop TMD. 2. True. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, and bite misalignment place inordinate amounts of stress on the jaw joints. 3. True. Other common symptoms of TMJ disorder include: Earaches, tinnitus, neck pain, shoulder pain, toothaches, and facial aches. 4. True. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will first diagnose the cause of your TMD. For treatment, we may recommend simple muscle exercise or possibly an oral appliance. Similar to a night guard, this dental device corrects the jaw position to address malocclusion. The appliance also prevents the upper and lower teeth from touching, easing bruxism. With treatment, your Livingston dentists can reduce the painful symptoms of TMD. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ General Dentists If you experience one or more symptoms of TMD on a regular basis, talk to your Livingston NJ general dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will diagnose the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.