Common TMJ Symptons – Neuromuscular Dentistry Southern Maine
Only 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.
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.