Jaw Pain

If you suffer from jaw pain in conjunction with chronic headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and jaw sticking or locking, you may have the condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD).


TMJ/TMD is typically the result of a misaligned jaw or a bite condition. The Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics have undergone extensive postgraduate training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry, which focuses on treating the underlying cause of TMJ/TMD in order to relieve jaw discomfort and other painful symptoms.


Most people with TMJ/TMD experience multiple symptoms, which may also include:


  • Chronic, migraine-like headaches
  • Jaw sticking or locking
  • Difficulty biting, chewing or swallowing
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Inability to find a consistent, comfortable resting position for your jaw


Left untreated, TMJ/TMD can lead to progressively worsening symptoms. Fortunately, there are a number of TMJ/TMD treatment options available; the right treatment for you will depend on a number of individual factors, including the source of your TMJ/TMD and the severity of your discomfort.


For more information about temporomandibular joint disorder, please see our Questions about Neuromuscular Dentistry and TMJ/TMD page.


If you suffer from jaw pain and migraine-like headaches, please contact Dentonics to schedule your TMJ/TMD consultation. Our accomplished neuromuscular dentists welcome patients from Allison Park and the greater Pittsburgh area.

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