TMD can usually be diagnosed based on your symptoms and a thorough physical exam.
A physical exam may be completely normal despite symptoms, or may reveal:
The number and severity of symptoms and findings can allow TMD to be staged.
There are no specific tests available that can definitively diagnose TMD. If your symptoms are extreme, your healthcare provider may try the following:
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Last reviewed February 2017 by Michael Woods, MD, FAAP Last Updated: 3/15/2015