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Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

  -   Pain or stiffness of your jaw   
  -   Earache   
  -   Difficulty or discomfort while chewing   
  -   Radiating pain involving the head, face or neck  
  -   Painful Jaw Clicking  
  -   Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth   
  -   Headache   
  -   An uncomfortable and uneven bite, because one or more teeth are making premature contact  

Patients may present with multiple signs or symptoms, however it is not uncommon for patients to present with a single sign or symptom. A common example is the patient who presents with an earache (caused by referred pain from the TMJ). Typically the patient will attend their medical doctor first. They may even complete a course of antibiotics but generally this have no significant effect on the TMJ. It is therefore imperative to rule out the possibility of a TMJ disorder if a patient suffers from recurrent ear pain and the ENT exam is normal.

 

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