9 Symptoms of TMJ

4. Jaw Locking

Jaw locking tends to go hand-in-hand with pain in the jaw, and is caused for similar reasons. If the disk in the joint becomes displaced, the jaw can automatically lock open or closed by being physically blocked, which will result in enormous pain. When this happens, it is not only painful but can also be quite terrifying. Many even experience a pain in the jaw that is simply limited movement rather than full-on locking. If this symptom occurs, it is very likely that the Temporomandibular Joint is behind it, and specialists often agree that some of the other symptoms without jaw locking and pain are likely not related to TMJ Dysfunction.