What Are Some Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

TMJ A TMJ disorder is a common problem that people face every day. It can be a debilitating issue to deal with, especially on your own. Luckily, there are some treatment options for you if you are struggling with a TMJ disorder. However, before the proper treatment can be administered to you, you must know what the signs and symptoms are. In this blog, we are going to go over what a TMJ disorder is and how you can spot a functional issue in the TMJ so you can get help when you need it.

What Is a TMJ Disorder? 

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that acts as a hinge that connects your jaw bone to your skull. If you have a dysfunction in your TMJ it can lead to pain and discomfort when doing various activities.


  • Pain and tenderness in your jaw
  • Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints
  • An aching pain that is persistent in and around the ear
  • Difficulty eating food or chewing in general
  • Lockjaw, or the locking of the TMJ that makes it difficult to open or close your mouth

Treat Your TMJ Today

A TMJ disorder is something that should be treated as soon as you notice it to keep the pain that you are experiencing minimal. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms that we have talked about in this blog, it is best to get in touch with an expert to get their honest opinion about your situation. This is the best way to ensure that you are making the right decision for you and your well-being. If you are interested in speaking with a medical professional about your TMJ, Dr. Hans Schleicher in Houston, TX is prepared to help you with your pain. He specializes in dental sleep medicine and has hundreds of hours dedicated to studying TMJ disorders. With his help, you can be sure that you are being helped by the most capable hands. Contact us today at 713-828-8587 or visit us online at sleephouston.com to schedule your consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!

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