Do you have frequent headaches, ear pain or jaw discomfort? You may be struggling with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Although TMJ is not life-threatening, it can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Symptoms like these are a sign that your body is trying to tell you something!

Read on for more information about the symptoms of TMJ and what you can do about them.

  • Pain in the chewing muscles or jaw area
  • Radiating pain in the face or jaw
  • Jaw muscle stiffness
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw

There are also TMJ symptoms that can be overlooked or mistakenly attributed to other issues.  These can include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic migraines
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Teeth problems (such as chipping, breaking, or pain in the tooth area)
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Facial pain

From head pain and ear aches to sensitive teeth and clicking jaws; many people suffer from symptoms of TMJ but don’t know why. While most cases of TMJ aren’t caused by anything serious, there is still reason to seek treatment as soon as possible. With proper care, most people see a dramatic improvement in their symptoms.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, scheduling a consultation with a TMJ specialist would be beneficial.  Dr. Brandon Snell, DMD, has experience and special training in treating these disorders.  You can book your initial consultation by clicking here.