How has your jaw been feeling lately? Problems with facial discomfort can take over your life. Whether it’s head pain, jaw pain, or sinus pain, that ache is so central and prominent that it’s nearly impossible to ignore. When common daily activities are uncomfortable for you, it’s tough to persevere. If your discomfort is stemming from a TMJ disorder, Dr. Kim Okamura and our staff will be able to help you. The first step is reaching a diagnosis.
Is Your Pain Stemming from a TMJ Disorder?
Jaw pain can rise from vague sources. If your jaw has been overworked or misused, it will probably feel uncomfortable. But this pain doesn’t necessary mean that you have a full-blown TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is a delicate part of your mouth, which is open to problems. When your jaw pain is caused by problems with the jaw muscles or the joint itself, that is a TMJ disorder.
In order to determine the true cause of your discomfort, we will
Other Causes of Jaw Pain
Even if you don’t have a TMJ disorder, you will still want to deal with your jaw pain, and we want to help. Other potential causes of aching jaws include