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A 49-year-old female asked:

I have pressure, tightness, in my jaw going up on one side of my face into my ear. ear pressure, muffled hearing. no headaches. i have tmj, my joint protrudes out when i open my mouth, and severe clicking with a little pain. could it be tmj issues?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Could be. It would be prudent to see your doctor or dentist for an in-person evaluation and appropriate intervention. Wish you good health!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
What you have listed could be signs/symptoms of jaw joint dysfunction, but could also describe number of other conditions. Talk to your Dentist about this to begin the diagnostic process.

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