What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a painful condition that often develops when your jaw falls out of alignment. Proper jaw alignment impacts much more than just your mouth; it also affects your entire face, neck, shoulders, and back. As a result, TMJ can result in a wide range of symptoms, many of which may not at first glance seem to be caused by a misaligned jaw.

If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, it may be a sign that you suffer from TMJ:

  • Jaw pain
  • Facial pain
  • Neck pain
  • Upper shoulder pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Clicking or popping sound in the jaw
  • Earaches
  • Facial swelling
  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Locking of the jaw joint
  • Hearing issues
  • Uneven bite
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Dizziness

In most instances, these painful TMJ symptoms become chronic issues that impact your life on a daily basis. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with this pain any longer.

Dr. Frank uses the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to diagnose the cause of your TMJ symptoms. This allows him to devise the proper TMJ treatment plan to alleviate your pain and restore a properly aligned bite.

Please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the bottom right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your TMJ evaluation. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey.