“Why Do I Have Jaw Pain?”

Posted on Behalf of Rock Point Family Dentistry

Cedar Park TX General DentistHappy New Year from our entire team at Rock Point Family Dentistry. We are honored to serve the Cedar Park area with our friendly, highly skilled professionals so you can reach optimal oral health. Our peaceful, serene atmosphere is waiting to welcome you in 2018. Come and see us!

Perhaps you have dental concerns that have entered uninvited into 2018 with you. One dental concern you may have is jaw pain. Are you often asking yourself, “Why do I have jaw pain?” One answer to your question may be something called TMD/TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). This jaw condition affects nearly a third of the general population and is the source of jaw pain, discomfort and headaches.

There are many potential reasons why you may have jaw pain related to TMJ/TMD:

  • Traumatic injury to your lower jaw or facial region
  • Misaligned teeth or jaws
  • Bite changes
  • Emotional stress
  • Arthritis
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Clenching your teeth
  • Dislocation of the cartilage disk
  • Any combination of these symptoms

If you are curious what the source of your jaw pain is, contact Rock Point Family Dentistry today. There are other conditions that can also cause you similar discomfort; so getting an accurate diagnosis is needed.

After our expert staff determines the cause of your jaw pain, we will determine the best course of treatment to relieve your pain related to your TMJ/TMD. Call and book your appointment with Rock Point Family Dentistry today.

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