Jaw Joint Pain

Many Americans suffer from chronic facial pain which may include symptoms of pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or even headaches or neck aches. A dentist can help identify the source of the pain with a thorough exam and appropriate x-rays. The pain may be caused by a sinus infection, toothache or early stage of periodontal disease. For some people, the pain is related to the facial muscles and the jaw or temporomandibular joint, located in the front of the ear. Treatment for this pain may include muscle relaxants or wearing a mouth protector to prevent teeth grinding. Many patients find relief from their pain; your dentist can recommend the best treatment for you.

For all your jaw joint pain (JJM) relief, call our office at 713-668-9119 or email info@contemporary-dental.com.