This imbalance between the head, jaws and chewing mechanism can have a significant effect on your general sense of wellbeing. Symptoms may also extend to other areas of the body which are far away from the jaws and do not immediately seem to be involved with the disorder. Patients are generally not aware of how closely connected oral and mandibular function are with our overall state of health. Buzzing noises in the ears, headache or pain in the facial area and even backache could be an indication of TMJD. Cracking of the jaw, sensitivity of the teeth when chewing, excess pressure or abrasion from grinding of the teeth (bruxism) often accompany the condition, which can be triggered by several factors, including mental stress. There is a wide variety of therapies and treatments and, in the majority of cases, the outlook is usually a positive one.