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Painful TMJ Evaluation
- Tenderness over the temporomandibular joint
- Swelling of the temporomandibular joint
- Abnormal motion of the temporomandibular joint:
- When opening and closing the mouth
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of TMJ disease.
Tests that may be used to evaluate TMJ disease include:
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PubMed Painful TMJ References
- Conti PC, Miranda JE, Araujo CR. Relationship between systemic joint laxity, TMJ hypertranslation, and intra-articular disorders. Cranio. 2000 Jul;18(3):192-7. 
- DeFabianis P. Rational and philosophic basis for a functional approach to TMJ fractures in children. Funct Orthod. 2000 Summer;17(3):20-4. 
- Deodato F, Cristiano S, Trusendi R, Giorgetti R. A functional approach to the TMJ disorders. Prog Orthod. 2003;4(2):20-37. English, Italian. 
- Mongini F, Italiano M. TMJ disorders and myogenic facial pain: a discriminative analysis using the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Pain. 2001 Apr;91(3):323-30.