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TMJ Causes, Signs & Symptoms, and Treatment
If you are experiencing a shooting or deafening pain near your face, ear, or under your jaw or jaw muscles, you are likely experiencing a TMJ disorder, also known as the Temporomanidular disorder.
TMD describes a series of conditions that is further characterized by the dysfunction of the muscles located in the jaw and surrounding areas. It could be challenging to determine the accurate source of the symptoms but the symptoms can be treated effectively by a specialist.
Signs and Symptoms of TMD:
The signs and symptoms associated with a TMJ disorder are comparatively easy to diagnose and distinguish. Patients diagnosed with the disorder are more likely to hear a clicking sound when closing or opening their mouth. The clicking sound is generated by the shifting of the components inside the joints of your jaw. The patient is also more likely to experience excruciating pain in the cheeks and temples, where the jaw muscles are situated. Dislocation or lucked jaw are other signs of severe TMD.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.