If jaw pain is a part of your everyday life, it may be your personal equivalent of “normal.” The truth is, jaw pain is far from normal and may be a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Under normal conditions, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which joins your upper and lower jaw, functions without pain. When disease or misalignment occurs, the TMJ becomes inflamed — which is what causes pain.
Is Jaw Pain the Norm?
Symptoms of TMD
- Headaches and earaches
- Neck, shoulder, or back pain
- Ringing of the ears or dizziness
How Dentistry Can Provide Relief
After diagnosing the source of your jaw pain, we can offer several treatment options that will put an end to your discomfort. From stretches to loosen the jaw muscles to orthotic devices to correct jaw misalignment, you’ll find relief that will bring the smile back to your face.