Common TMJ Symptons – Neuromuscular Dentistry Southern Maine

img02Only a medical professional can properly determine if you have a TMJ disorder. However, there are numerous TMJ symptoms which can be exhibited both singular or in combinations.

  • Headaches/migraines – including dull, aching pain around the ears, face, temples, neck, back of head, back of eyes, and shoulders.
  • General facial pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Ringing in the ears – including hearing loss, ear stuffiness, congestion, and ear pain.
  • Sensitive or sore teeth
  • Jaw pain – including difficult or painful chewing, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. Also, jaw pain which is more prevalent in the morning or late afternoon.
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms and/or hands.
  • Jaw clicking, popping or grating.
  • Ear ache without an ear infection.
  • Limited jaw movement – including locking of either the open or closed jaw.
  • Sensitive teeth when no dental problems can be found.
  • Depression

Only a qualified medical professional can properly diagnose TMJ dysfunction. The above TMD symptoms manifest them in a variety of ways and combinations. If you have any of these TMJ symptoms, or similar ones, it’s best to see your dentist or doctor.