Temporomandibular Joint Disorders - Symptoms

The symptoms of TMJ depend in part on its cause. The most common symptoms include the following:

  • Facial pain in front of the ears
  • Headaches
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • A clicking sound when chewing
  • A grinding feeling when opening and closing the mouth
  • Temporary locking of the jaw

Some patients also report a buzzing or ringing in the ears. In most cases, the temporomandibular joint itself is not painful.

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