(HealthDay News) -- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, affecting the jaw, are commonly triggered by grinding or clenching the teeth.
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The Nemours Foundation says TMJ disorders frequently have these symptoms:
- Pain of muscle spasms in the facial muscles, the jaw joint, in or around the ear, shoulders or neck.
- Painful chewing, yawning or talking.
- Unusual sounds when opening or closing the mouth, such as clicking or popping noises.
- Problems biting or chewing.
- The jaw "locking up."
- Difficulty hearing or ringing in the ears, feeling dizzy, or having headaches.
-- Diana Kohnle
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