While many people suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), not all of them are aware of it. You may suffer from TMJD if you have any of the following symptoms:
- chronic face and neck pain
- morning migraines
- jaw pain
- jaw joint noises
- ear pain
Even though it may have been some time ago, any past injury may have initiated your condition. Often, symptoms may not appear until months or years later. Other factors that may lead to TMJD include major trauma (like a car accident or punch to the face), clenching or grinding your teeth, arthritis of your jaw joints, and obstructive sleep apnea.
If you suspect you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you should seek evaluation immediately.