Besides pain, what TMJ symptoms do you experience?
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What are TMJ syndrome symptoms and signs?
The main symptom of TMJ syndrome is pain in the jaw joint. This joint is located just in front of the ear, and pain associated with TMJ syndrome may involve the face, eye, forehead, ear, or neck. Signs and symptoms of TMJ syndrome include the following:
Pain in the jaw, especially at the area of the joint
Popping/clicking of the jaw
Ear pain or sounds of cracking in the ears
Ringing or popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears
Tight, stiff, or sore jaw or neck muscles
Facial pain, cheek pain, or chin numbness or tingling
Pain at the base of the tongue
Pain, swelling, or a lump in the temple area
Locking or dislocation of the jaw (usually after widely yawning), referred to as lockjaw