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Symptoms
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Symptoms of
Temporomandibular
Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and muscle disorder is a group of collective conditions that cause dysfunction of the jaw joint & muscle which results in difficulty in jaw movement.

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What Are the TMJ Symptoms?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and muscle disorder is a group of collective conditions that cause dysfunction of the jaw joint and muscle which results in difficulty in jaw movement.

The following list shows the main 7 types of most common symptoms associated with TMJ Disorders.

Eye Related

TMJ Symptoms

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Pressure build up behind eyes
  • Watering eyes
  • Pain above, below or behind the eye

Head Related

TMJ Symptoms

  • Severe migraine
  • Forehead pain
  • Cluster headaches
  • Scalp painful to touch
  • Pain at the back of the head

Face Related

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Painful cheek muscles
  • Pain or discomfort in mouth, face, cheek or chin
  • Irrepressible tongue movements
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Limited opening of the mouth
  • Slop sided deviating jaw when opening
  • Crooked bite
  • Popping or clicking jaw joints
  • Uncontrollable jaw movements

Teeth &

Gum Problems:

  • Teeth clenching during day or night
  • Bruxism – grinding teeth at night
  • Toothache
  • Sensitive teeth

Ear Related

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Constant hissing or buzzing sounds in ear
  • Impaired hearing
  • Clogged or itchy ears
  • Ears feeling stuffed
  • Pain in ears without infection
  • Vertigo – lack of balance or dizziness

Throat Related

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Constricted or tightened throat
  • Sore throat without any infection
  • Voice variations
  • Pain in tongue
  • Laryngitis – inflammation of larynx (voice box)

Ear Related

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Impaired hearing
  • Clogged or itchy ears
  • Ears feeling stuffed
  • Pain in ears without infection
  • Constant hissing or buzzing sounds in ear
  • Vertigo – lack of balance or dizziness
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Are the Symptoms Same for All?

TMJ disorders vary widely among people and so do TMJ symptoms.

A patient can experience one or more symptoms at the same time and the symptoms are not exclusive – they differ from person to person.

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How to Identify TMJ Symptoms?

People might have other health problems or disorders that accompany the TMJ disorders, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, sleep deprivation and others with symptoms similar to those of TMJ.

Therefore it is vital to examine and understand the root cause of any of these symptoms so that a proper treatment plan can be suggested.

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If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and looking for expert advice, the Sydney Centre for TMJ and Sleep Therapy has an experienced team to deal with TMJ and sleep disorders.

We will ensure that your condition is aptly analysed and the best treatment plan is devised.

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