The following is a list of common TMJ symptoms.  Please understand that this list may not include every symptom a TMJ disorder patient may experience.  Some TMJ symptoms are more common than others.
If you feel as though you might have TMJ disorder, the first place to start would be: self-care techniques.

Always remember, no two patients with TMJ disorder experience the same symptoms and pain. It is important that you see a doctor and receive a thorough examination and diagnosis before jumping to any conclusions about your health.

Jaw and Jaw Joint Problems

• Limited jaw opening.

• Inability to open the jaw smoothly or evenly.

• Jaw moves to one side when opening.

• Unable to find natural way to rest teeth when mouth is closed.

• Clicking or popping jaw joints.

• Muscle spasms around jaw joints.

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Head Pain, Headache Problems, Facial Pain:

• Severe headaches

• Forehead pain

• Severe, one sided headaches (like Cluster headaches)

• Headaches that feel like sinus infections

• Hair and/or scalp painful or sensitive to touch.

• Headaches at the back of the head, with or without shooting pain

Ear Pain, Ear Problems:

• Hissing, buzzing, ringing, or roaring sounds

• Diminished hearing

• Clogged, “stuffy”, itchy ears

• Feeling of fullness in the ear

• Ear pain without infection

• Balance problems, dizziness

Eye Pain and Eye Problems:

• Bloodshot eyes

• Blurring of vision

• Eye pain above, below and behind eye

• Pressure behind eyes

• Light sensitivity

• Watering of the eyes

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Teeth and Gum Problems:

• Clenching during the day or at night

• Grinding teeth at night (Bruxism)

• Tooth pain

• Sensitive teeth

• Pain in cheek muscles

• Uncontrollable tongue movements

Throat Problems:

• Difficulties swallowing

• Tightness of throat

• Sore throat with no infection

• Laryngitis

• Tongue Pain

Neck and Shoulder Problems:

• Neck pain

• Shoulder aches

• Back pain (upper and lower)

• Arm and finger tingling, numbness, and/or pain

• Stiffness

Always remember, no two patients with TMJ disorder experience the same symptoms and pain. It is important that you see a doctor and receive a thorough examination and diagnosis before jumping to any conclusions about your health.

[GARD]

Related Reading:

Self Care (if you are in pain and wondering where to start first, this would be the article to read)