What Causes Jaw Pain?

Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you suffer from frequent jaw pain? You may have TMJ.

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders, are often caused by a jaw injury, inflammation, or overuse. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common condition that can occur at any age and is a common symptom of TMJ. Adults may unconsciously clench or grind their teeth when awake or asleep. Teeth grinding is generally the result of stress and anxiety, and is often paired with a clenched jaw. Those with an abnormal bite or crooked and missing teeth can be more prone to this condition than others. At Corbin Dental, our experienced dental team will review your symptoms in order to give you a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Symptoms of TMJ

For many patients, indicators of TMJ may include:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Tooth Pain
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Jaw Soreness
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Lockjaw
  • Loose Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth

Treating Jaw Pain

Muscle relaxation techniques: for mild cases of TMJ, our dental team may work with you to practice muscle relaxation techniques that can reduce tension in the jaw over time.

Mouthguard or splint therapy: a custom mouthguard, also called a nightguard, is designed to reposition the jaw so it can relax in a natural position and the teeth will make proper contact.

Restorative dental procedures: if teeth have been chipped, cracked, or worn we may recommend tooth bonding, dental crowns, or dental veneers to restore and resurface the teeth and allow them to make contact without stress.

Orthodontics: In cases where malocclusion, or misaligned teeth, are the underlying cause of a bite disorder, orthodontics may be recommended. We offer Invisalign to straighten teeth and rebalance the bite.

Contact Our Office

Schedule a future dental appointment online or call 555-555-5555. We provide treatment to patients in Bayside, Oyster Bay, and Jackson Heights, NY.