Jaw Joint Pain

Do you suffer jaw pain and discomfort? At our practice, we offer two effective solutions to help alleviate the symptoms of Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease.

Dental nightguards are a device that you wear over your teeth at night during sleep to protect them from clenching and grinding (Bruxism). Bruxism is a habit that can cause damage to your teeth and jaw and can also create tooth sensitivity, headache and facial pain.

We also do offer Botox injections inserted into your TMJ directly to help relax your muscles in this area.

Both of these options are dependant on varying factors for each individual. Book a consult with your dentist today to find out more.

What are some of the jaw pain symptoms to look for

  1. Jaw pain: Persistent or recurring pain in the jaw joint, which may be localized or radiate to the surrounding areas such as the temples, ears, or neck.
  2. Limited jaw movement: Difficulty or discomfort while opening or closing the mouth, accompanied by a restricted range of motion.
  3. Clicking or popping sounds: Audible noises, like clicking, popping, or grating sensations, during jaw movement, which may indicate joint irregularities.
  4. Lockjaw: Episodes where the jaw locks in an open or closed position, making it challenging to move the jaw freely.
  5. Facial muscle tenderness: Pain or tenderness in the muscles of the face, particularly around the jaw joint.
  6. Headaches: Frequent headaches, often resembling tension headaches or migraines, which may be associated with jaw joint dysfunction.
  7. Ear-related symptoms: Earaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or a sense of fullness or pressure in the ears.
  8. Tooth sensitivity: Unexplained tooth sensitivity or pain, particularly without any apparent dental issues.