Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD) can cause a wide variety of symptoms in sufferers, and we’re not sure why they vary so greatly. As baffling as the wide array of symptoms that TMJ can cause is the fact that some people experience fewer or reduced symptoms. We’ve already talked about how some people get TMJ without jaw popping or clicking . But some people even experience the condition without pain.
People are tempted to think this means their jaw problem isn’t serious, but that’s not true. Here’s why you should take TMJ seriously, even if you’re not experiencing jaw pain.