Jaw pain is fairly common, and may be the result of any number of conditions. It may be caused by sinusitis, by a jaw disorder, or something else. It could be a sign of TMD, which is treatable at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati.
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens with a cold or allergies.
Many of our patients with jaw pain have some type of dental issue, such as an infection, or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ). It can be difficult to identify the exact cause of TMJ disorder, or TMD. Common causes include a jaw injury, arthritis, jaw clenching or teeth grinding, or even genetics.
The source of jaw pain can be identified at Endres Gateway Dentistry, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.
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