TMJ Disorder Symptoms

What are the most common symptoms of TMJ disorder? 

-Jaw pain or soreness, more noticeable in the morning or afternoon 
-Jaw pain while chewing, biting or yawning
-Earache without infection, sometimes spreading into the face 
-Soreness in front of the ear
-A clicking or grinding noise while opening and closing your mouth 
-Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
-A stiff jaw when eating, talking, or yawning 
-Sensitive teeth without any signs of dental problems 
-Aching on the side of the mouth/tongue
-A burning sensation in the mouth/tongue
-Grinding of your teeth
-Restricted range of jaw movement or "locking" of the jaw in an open or closed position

A thorough dental examination is the first step toward finding a solution. Depending on the diagnosis, treatments may include reshaping teeth or  bite guards. 

If you have questions regarding TMJ, please call our office at (410) 535-5055 or email us at 

Example of a commonly used bite guard


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