Jaw Pain, TMJ pain

1.Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMD) Jaw Pain Symptoms

  • clicking or popping when you move your jaw

  • facial pain

  • frequent headaches

  • pain that radiates in or around your ear

  • sharp or shooting pain when chewing or biting down

  • stiffness in the jaw that can make it difficult to open your mouth

  • tenderness in the jaw joint

  • tension in the jaw

Several things can cause TMD jaw pain. It’s also possible to experience TMD due to several causes at the same time. Causes of TMD include:

  • pain from the muscles that control jaw movement

  • injury to the jaw joint

  • excess stimulation of the jaw joint

  • a displaced disc that usually helps cushion the movements of the jaw

  • arthritis of the protective disc that cushions the jaw joint

Damage to the jaw joint or the muscles that control your jaw movement can be caused by several factors, including:

  • grinding your teeth at night

  • involuntarily clenching your jaw due to stress and anxiety

  • trauma to the jaw joint, such as getting hit in the face while playing sports


There are also less common causes of jaw pain. These include:

1. Cluster headaches

2. Sinus problems

3. Tooth pain

4. Trigeminal neuralgia

5. Heart attack

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