What are the symptoms of TMJ disorders?

The signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may occur on one or both sides of your jaw:

  • Pain in the jaw, face, neck, shoulders, or ear, especially while using your jaw.
  • Jaw stiffness.
  • Swelling or tenderness in the face.
  • An inability to fully open your mouth.
  • A feeling of tiredness or fatigue in your face and jaw.
  • A noticeable change in your bite or how your upper and lower teeth meet.
  • Popping, clicking, or grating sounds when opening or closing your jaw – even if painless.
  • Locking of the jaw.
  • Ear aches, ringing in the ears, and hearing problems.
  • Headaches.
  • Toothaches.