Jaw & Joint Pain

Are you suffering from jaw pain? If you hear clicking sound when opening and closing your mouth or experiencing headaches, toothaches or facial pain, you might have a problem with your jaw or joint.

Symptoms of the Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD, TMJ)

  • Popping or clicking sounds in the jaw
  • Inability of fully opens the mouth
  • Jaw or joint pain while opening or closing your mouth
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Toothaches
  • Facial pain

Characteristics of pain

  • Continue deep, dull ache similar to the discomfort associated with a “nagging” headache
  • Sharp, brief, shooting pain or feeling numbness in the face


How Can We Treat Jaw & Joint Pain?

  • Physical therapies and/or bite splint to realign the jaw
  • Botox
  • Medications
  • Surgery in very rare cases

If you have symptoms:

  • Get an evaluation from a TMJ professional
  • Eat soft foods
  • Use both sides of your mouth to chew
  • Stop gum chewing
  • Quit fingernail and cheek biting
  • Reduce stress triggers
  • Refrain from opening wide when yawning and singing