TMJ disorders can be easily misdiagnosed by non-specialists as there can be any combination of various symptoms, many of which may seem completely unrelated to the jaw.
For example, you may have referred pain in your neck or around your eye sockets even though there may be no actual pain in the jaw itself.
This is why it's essential that you request a referral from your doctor to see a TMJ specialist for diagnosis as soon as possible.
Here are the general symptoms usually associated with TMJ disorder:
You may be experiencing one, several or all of these symptoms with a TMJ disorder.
If your doctor has been unable to find a cause for these symptoms then you should see a TMJ specialist to
rule out any TMJ disorders.