Pittsburgh TMJ Questions: What are the Symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ, also known as TMD, is a disorder that impacts the alignment of your jaw. Dealing directly with the jaw, many of the symptoms of this disorder occur in that area of the face. These may include clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the jaw, or grinding noises when chewing. Other symptoms may include tenderness or pain in and around the jaw, problems opening and closing the mouth, and even a complete loss of jaw movement.

Any pain, swelling, or audible noises in the jaw should be brought to the attention of one of the Pittsburgh neuromuscular dentists at Dentonics right away.

TMJ Symptoms

Not all symptoms of TMJ occur in the jaw. In fact, some of the symptoms of this disorder, such as headaches, may seem entirely unrelated to jaw alignment.

Less obvious symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Generalized facial pain
  • Migraine or tension-style headaches
  • Ear ringing or pain without the presence of infection
  • Sinus or eye pressure
  • Neck, shoulder, and back aches
  • Postural changes

These issues, alone or with symptoms in the jaw, should be brought to the attention of Dr. Quartuccio or Dr. Frye immediately.

If you are suffering from headaches or other symptoms of TMJ, please contact Dentonics, Inc. to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation. We serve Pittsburgh, Allison Park, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

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