Symptoms of TMJ

The top twelve symptoms of 48 consecutive complex chronic TMJ patients in an ongoing research project by Dr. Simmons (and what percent of the patients reported this symptom) were:

1. Headache in the right back of head 96%
2. Painful to chew food 94%
3. Headache in the left back of head 91%
4. Headache in the left temple 91%
5. Pain upon opening or closing mouth 89%
6. Headache in the right temple 89%
7. Left TMJ pain 89%
8. Pain in the right back of neck 87%
9. Headache in the right forehead 85%
10. Right TMJ pain 85%
11. Difficulty in chewing food 85%
12. Pain in the left back of the neck 85%

If you have the above symptoms, then you should be evaluated by a dentist who treats temporomandibular disorders and craniofacial pain.


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