Understanding TMJ or Jaw Disorder

Jaw pain can be a sign of teeth problems or a more serious medical condition such as arthritis. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) hold your lower jaw and skull together. TMJ disorders are the most common causes of jaw pain.

Key takeaways:

  • TMJ disorders are usually caused by trauma, arthritis, infections and some dental treatments.
  • TMJ disorder makes it difficult for a person to chew, speak, or swallow.
  • TMJ disorder symptoms include headaches and jaw pain.

If you wake up with jaw pain or have trouble chewing, see the dentist for a checkup.

Read more here: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/why-your-jaw-hurts#1