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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