TMJ can affect anybody. So here are a few TMJ symptoms you can be on the lookout for.

1. Widespread Pain

TMJ has been known to cause the entire face and neck area to feel tender. Eye, cheekbone, neck, and lower jaw bone pain may all be a part of this symptom.

2. Ear-Related Issues

Earaches, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss are three of a number of ear-related symptoms caused by TMJ.

3. Mouth/Jaw Impairment

Those suffering from TMJ have been known to have difficulty chewing, opening the mouth widely, and getting their jaw stuck in either an open or closed position. Popping and clicking in the jaw, with or without pain, are also associated with this symptom.

4. Facial Pain

TMJ can cause pain, often described as a chronic ache, that radiates in the face and jaw regions.

5. Dizziness & Vertigo

Although this is a symptom related to the inner ear, it is often improperly diagnosed as a peripheral condition. Dizziness and vertigo are actually common symptoms of TMJ.

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