Do you experience jaw joint clicking, popping, or locking, ear pain, headaches or sensitive teeth? You might have TMJ. Temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ) is usually characterized by a dull aching pain in the jaw joint and an inability to comfortably open and close the mouth. Some experience loud clicking and popping in the jaw joint which can be accompanied by pain. Grinding of the teeth while awake or asleep can cause tooth sensitivity. Persistent headaches and pain in the neck, shoulder or back can also occur. While many TMJ sufferers get better without treatment, TMJ can be responsible for persistent and debilitating pain. If you suffer from persistent TMJ, visit us for a thorough examination and individualized treatment plan.