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Los síntomas de los trastornos de la ATM pueden presentarse en la cabeza o el cuello.

Articulación temporomandibular: áreas de dolor

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Una variedad de síntomas pueden sugerir trastornos de la ATM, incluso:

  • Dolor en la articulación temporomandibular
  • Sonidos o sensaciones de explosión, chasquido o de chirrido en la articulación temporomandibular mientras come y/o bebe
  • Una sensación de cierre o enganche breve de la mandíbula mientras intenta abrirla o cerrarla o al masticar
  • Dificultad al abrir completamente la boca
  • Dolor en la mandíbula
  • Dolor facial
  • Espasmo o dolor muscular en la región de la articulación temporomandibular
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Dolor de oído
  • Dolor de cuello
  • Inflamación en uno o en ambos lados del rostro


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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated November 27, 2012. Accessed April 5, 2013.

Last reviewed February 2013 by Peter Lucas, MD; Brian Randall, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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