Symptoms may happen in the head or neck.
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People with TMD may have:
- Pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
- Problems opening the mouth fully
- A feeling of the jaw “catching” or “locking”, when opening or closing the mouth, or while chewing
- Popping, clicking, or grating sounds or feelings while eating and drinking
- Pain in the jaw
- Facial pain
- Muscle pain/spasm in the temple or TMJ
- Ear pain
- Neck pain
- Swelling on 1 or both sides of the face
- Ringing in the ears
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Temporomandibular disorders. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:https://www.dynamed.com/condition/temporomandibular-disorders. Updated February 20, 2018. Accessed July 29, 2019.
Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) pain. ENThealth—American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/tmj. Updated January 2019. Accessed July 29, 2019.
TMJ. Mouth Healthy—American Dental Association website. Available at: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/t/tmj. Accessed July 29, 2019.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research website. Available at: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/TMJ/TMJDisorders.htm. Accessed July 29, 2019.
Last reviewed June 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD Last Updated: 10/14/2019