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what are the symptoms of tmj (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
TMJ : Clicking, opening or closing difficulty, pain.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry 35 years experience
TMD: Jaw joint noises, limited mandibular range of motion, jaw muscle soreness and hypertrophy, bite changes, facial symetry changes, difficulty eating and/or speaking, frequent temporalis headaches.
Dr. Manuel Sousa
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Possibly: Some of the more common symptoms are clicking or popping in the jaw joint, limited opening, pain on opening in the joint area, pain in the muscles associated with chewing, pain while chewing, locking open or closed and noticeable deviation of the jaw to one side when opening. If you have any of these my advice would be to consult with a dentist that treats jaw joint issues.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Many symptoms: Jaw pain, especially at area of the joint; popping/clicking of jaw; ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears: headaches; blurred vision: tight, stiff, or sore jaw or neck muscles: facial pain, cheek pain, or chin numbness or tingling: shoulder pain; locking or dislocation of the jaw (usually after widely yawning).

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What is TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? What kind of health probides handle TMJ disorders and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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TMJ\TMD: The term "tmj" stands for temporomandibular joint, and is the name of the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) which referes to a host of problems such as pain on opening\closing, joint noises, locking of the jaw, etc. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists (and mfos) can treat this. A few specialize in this.

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