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What are the common symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Several

Tmd or TMJ usually is a true joint disorder or a dental problem that refers pain to the side of the face (otalgia).
The most common symptoms are a dull ache near the ear and clicking of the jaw joint. The problem is often seen by ENT doctors because of the referred pain to the side of the face that causes the patient to think the ear is involved. See a dentist for a diagnosis.

In brief: Several

Tmd or TMJ usually is a true joint disorder or a dental problem that refers pain to the side of the face (otalgia).
The most common symptoms are a dull ache near the ear and clicking of the jaw joint. The problem is often seen by ENT doctors because of the referred pain to the side of the face that causes the patient to think the ear is involved. See a dentist for a diagnosis.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: TMJ 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).

In brief: TMJ 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).
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry

In brief: Long list

The list is long and varied.
You need not have them all. You may find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth. You can have joint pain in front of your ear or an earache. Also, headaches & neck/shoulder painare common. Limited jaw opening or deviation on opening can occur. Tender or tight jaw, neck or shoulder muscles. Noise in jaw joints is common. Your jaw can get stuck open/closed.

In brief: Long list

The list is long and varied.
You need not have them all. You may find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth. You can have joint pain in front of your ear or an earache. Also, headaches & neck/shoulder painare common. Limited jaw opening or deviation on opening can occur. Tender or tight jaw, neck or shoulder muscles. Noise in jaw joints is common. Your jaw can get stuck open/closed.
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