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Jaw Pain

Feeling a pain in your jaw? Struggling with limited movement?

It is not uncommon to experience jaw pain, however sometimes it can be constant and cause discomfort. Signs that you are experiencing jaw pain including trouble eating and talking, and often difficulty opening your mouth wide. We advise visiting your local Maven Dental practice as soon as you can to discuss the cause and treatment options for you.

Symptoms of Jaw Pain

Often your jaw pain can be unbearable, and when left untreated can lead to serious problems. The most common symptoms of jaw pain include;

  • Painful or tender jaw
  • Pain in and around your ear
  • Pain in the temporomandibular joints
  • Difficulty or pain when chewing
  • Difficulty opening or closing your mouth

Causes of Jaw Pain

The most common cause is Temporomandibular joint disorder, known as TMJ Disorder. Other causes of jaw pain and TMJ include;

  • Trauma or injury
  • Dental issues, such as poor jaw and tooth alignment
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Arthritis in the joint
  • Stress, causing tightened facial muscles

What's Next?

Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on relieving your pain and how you can achieve great oral health.


The cost involved in treating jaw pain will vary depending on the type of treatment recommended by your dentist. There are a few different ways to treat Jaw pain with a broad range of fees. Your dentist will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.

Many cases of TMJ disorder or jaw pain cannot be resolved without treatment. If you are experiencing constant jaw pain, we recommend visiting a dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will recommend a treatment option best suited to you.

There are a few different methods dentists can use to treat jaw pain once it has been diagnosed. This could be as simple as identifying and managing the cause (e.g. stress and tooth clenching), doing some simple jaw exercises or wearing a splint.  Your dentist will be able to identify the best option for you.  In more complex cases, your Maven dentist may refer you to an appropriate specialist.