TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorder)
Conditions that affect are associated with the jaw muscles and facial nerves. The onset of TMJ can occur when the jaw twists during movement encompassing opening, closing and lateral motion. The following symptoms may manifest when experiencing TMJ.
Tenderness in the face that can be painful with focus in the jaw bone joint areas, in or around the ear when chewing, speaking and yawning and across the neck and shoulders.
- Difficulty and pain when trying to open the mouth wide
- Static lock when the mouth is either in the open or closed position
- Audible grating, clicking and popping sounds emanating from the jaw joint when chewing, opening and closing the mouth.
- A feeling of tiredness in the tissue of the face
- Difficulty in chewing often with a sudden, uncomfortable bite which might be experienced as a sensation of the upper and lower teeth bows not fitting properly together.
- The side of the face can feel swollen
- Oversensitivity of the teeth even when there are no underlying dental problems to be found
- Hearing issues including tinnitus
- Pain in the upper shoulders