Why Does my Jaw Hurt?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, known as TMD, is a prominent label for the different kinds of jaw

pain. TMD is defined by problems with the joints or muscles of your jaw. The temporomandibular joint is

the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones in your skull. When this joint becomes injured or sore, utilizing your jaw for speaking, chewing, or yawning can become painful.

Common Symptoms of jaw pain include:

  • clicking sounds when you open your mouth
  • ringing in your ears
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • vision problems
  • pain when chewing or moving your mouth

There are several reasons why you may be experiencing jaw pain. Here are several common reasons for TMD:

  • Trauma

Physical trauma to your face, jaw, neck, or head can cause jaw pain. You can damage or severely bruise the muscles in your jaw which may also cause headaches or neck pain as well.

  • Dental Problems

You may need to see a dentist to resolve any of these problems that may contributing to your pain: toothaches, cavities, tooth infections, or gum diseases. Also ensure that you are not grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw.

  • Joint problems

Rheumatoid arthritis can attack your temporomandibular joints. It is an autoimmune disease that attacks tissue and inflames it. The soft cartilage in your jaw can be damaged, making it stiff and sore.

Novera treats jaw pain, as well as migraines, headaches, and neck pain.

Come in today to find out the cause of your jaw pain and start a plan for lasting relief!

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