TMJ disorders can cause a variety of symptoms. Some people may not realize that a TMJ disorder is the cause of their pain and discomfort because of the broad range of symptoms that can be caused by these disorders. It has been called the “Great Impostor” because it can mimic a multitude of medical ailments, which often delays it’s true diagnosis. The symptoms and signs of TMJ disorders may include:

  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches, congestion, or ringing in the ears
  • Tired, tight, or painful jaws
  • Neck and/or throat pain
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
  • Facial pain
  • Limited ability to open your mouth wide
  • Jaw locking open/closed
  • Pain when chewing
  • Inability to find bite
  • Unexplained coughing or throat clearing
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Unexplained loosening or fracturing of the teeth

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you might have a TMJ disorders. To learn about how our experienced and caring doctor, Dr. Powell, can help you relieve these symptoms and treat TMJ disorders, please contact our office in Boise, Idaho.