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How do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

How do I tell if  I have TMJ syndrome?

Other symptoms: Add to the list ear symptoms like ringing, stuffiness or pain, vertigo. Also, neck pain, pain at the corner of the jaw as well as clicking and popping of the joints. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (Tmj) (Definition)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the jaw joint. Symptoms include jaw pain, a clicking noise, and earache. ...Read more


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Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Yes: There's no question that jaw locking , open lock or a closed lock is definitely a symptom of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (tmj or tmd). ...Read more

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I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in ! thanks?

I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in ! thanks?

TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read more

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I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

Displaced disk: The internal anatomy of the TMJ has a soft tissue disk that prevents bone on bone function. If this is displaced it can get in the way and prevent normal jaw function limiting opening and giving the sensation of a locked jaw. ...Read more

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My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

TMJ Dysfunction: Yes. Your description is certainly relevant to TMJ syndrome or dysfunction. "locking" of the joint can happen when the cartilaginous disk that rests between the bones that make up this joint becomes displaced, which can make opening your jaw difficult or painful. Currently, there are several different treatment options available. I recommend a consultation with a qualified specialist in TMJ tx. ...Read more

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I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness). Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do about TMJ syndrome?

What to do about TMJ syndrome?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

Other symptoms: Add to the list ear symptoms like ringing, stuffiness or pain, vertigo. Also, neck pain, pain at the corner of the jaw as well as clicking and popping of the joints. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my TMJ syndrome?

What can I do to relieve my TMJ syndrome?

Consult a specialist: Symptoms of tmj/tmd are best addressed by a practitioner who specializes in the treatment of these disorders. These symptoms can mimic other medical problems, so a doctor who dedicates himself to the treatment of patients with your problem has the experience to properly diagnose your condition. Moreover, he/she will likely have several treatment modalities at his/her disposal to treat you. ...Read more

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