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Jaw Pain

Jaw - pain otherwise known as TMJ stands for Temporo-mandibular Joint, this is the joint which connect the lower jawbone to the skull. Located at the side of the head near your ear, this joint plays an essential role in eating, speaking, and making facial expressions. In fact, the temporomandibular joint is one of the most frequently used and complex joints in the entire body. There are many causes of TMJ pain including clenching and grinding, misaligned bite, arthritis, dislocation and cartilage wear. Treatment varies depending on the severity of pain and its cause and may include splints, medications and physiotherapy. Our dentists can work with you to come up with a solution to relieve your discomfort. Contact us to make an appointment today.