Those who suffer form TMJ experience severe pain and discomfort. This pain can last for as many as several years or a few months. More women experience TMJ pain than men and the disorder is seen in people between 20-40 years of age.


Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or yawn
Limited ability to open the mouth wide
Jaws that get “stuck” or “lock” in the open-or closed-mouth position
Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the joint when the mouth is opened or closed
Tired feeling in the face or neck
Difficulty chewing
Sudden uncomfortable feeling when biting
Swelling on the side of the face
Toothaches
Headaches or neck aches
Dizziness
Earaches
Hearing problems
Upper shoulder pain
Ringing in the ears