What Causes Jaw Pain?

Discomfort, tightness or pain in the jaw can have a number of causes and should always be investigated by a dentist when the problem becomes a regular occurrence. 

Although problems with the jaw can be caused by issues with the teeth such as misalignment or crowding the three biggest contributors to jaw pain are usually found to be:

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) – caused by an incorrect bite, misaligned teeth or dental trauma
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) – which occurs during sleep
  • Stress – causes jaw tension and pain

Stiffness, tightness and soreness of the jaw often point to a larger problem and effective treatment by your dentist or doctor can only begin when the underlying cause is explored and determined. Read more about jaw problems at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/jaw-tightness-and-tension-what-does-it-mean/

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