5 Signs/Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder (TMD)

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We commonly refer to disorders of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) as TMD (obviously temporomandibular disorder). TMD is a condition that generally afflicts adults between the ages of 20-45 years old.  Most adults who suffer from TMD have similar symptoms that often need to be treated by a dentist who is well trained in this field. If you feel you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder, you may have any of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the Ears or Ear Pain
  • Clicking or Popping of the Jaw
  • Eye Pain
  • Pain in the cheek areas
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth

TMJ induced headaches can be painful and quite debilitating, it is important to know the steps you can take to treat your pain. Over the counter and even prescription pain  medications will not always provide relief and only mask the problems.


Most cases of TMD can be treated conservatively with an oral appliance. If you suffer headaches or other facial pain you think could be related to TMJ problems, please contact our office immediately.