Common characteristics of jaw pain / TMJ Dysfunction
Jaw pain can most likely be described by the following details.
- Aching pain in your jaw, ear, and/or face: Especially when chewing or attempting to open or close your mouth
- Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ): This is the hinged joint just in front of your ear.
- Locking or sticking of the TMJ
- An uneven appearance of the teeth and bite: This may either be a cause or a result of your jaw pain.