My Jaw Clicks Which Affects How I Chew And Speak. Is This A Sign Of TMJ Disorder?

Hello Mark, I wonder if you could help me out. I have been receiving pain in my jaw and the left side of my head, and this is affecting how I chew my food and speak. It clicks sometimes when I open and close my jaw which is quite annoying and it is quite painful. I don’t have any other symptoms besides these. I do get toothache sometimes but on the other side of my jaw. This usually occurs on my left side which affects how I chew on that side. Is this a sign that I could have TMJ Temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Thank you.
Hello and thank you for your enquiry. Yes it could be TMJ as some of the symptoms you described occur with this – but without examining you properly it’s impossible to 100% confirm so I would seek an examination and a consultation with a TMJ expert nearest to your area. This website has some more information on TMJ disorder and its symptoms if you’d like further information. Kind regards, Mark.
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