What are the Most Common Symptoms of TMJ?

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TMJ symptoms - Hoboken, NJTemporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a disorder caused by damage to the joint that connects the jawbone and skull, called the temporomandibular joint. The joint is in front of the ear and pain from TMJ can be in the face, ears, eyes, or neck.

The symptoms of TMJ are diverse and painful, and they include:

  • Jaw pain near the temporomandibular joint. The joint may also feel stiff or tight.
  • Jaw popping or clicking.
  • A cracking sound in the ears accompanied by pain. Ears may also have a sense of fullness.
  • Lockjaw.
  • Pain radiating to the neck, base of tongue, cheeks, chin, or shoulders. Headaches and earaches may also occur.
  • A feeling of vertigo or dizziness.
  • An uneven bite.

If you are having consistent pain or tenderness associated with these symptoms, it is time to get evaluated by a professional. Dr. Frank utilizes the most advanced technology to make a TMJ diagnosis. Based on this diagnosis, Dr. Frank can devise a treatment plan to alleviate your painful TMJ symptoms.

If you think you may have TMJ, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form on this page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule a TMJ evaluation. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.