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Jaw Pain

jaw pain in young adult womanJaw pain can significantly impact your daily life, making basic actions like eating, speaking and sleeping uncomfortable or even painful. This condition can stem from various causes, making it essential to pinpoint the source to provide effective treatment. Here’s a look at some common causes of jaw discomfort and their respective remedies.

Wisdom Teeth Complications

One frequent source of jaw pain is the emergence of wisdom teeth. These teeth can often be impacted or grow misaligned, leading to crowding and exerting undue pressure on surrounding teeth and the jawbone itself. If wisdom teeth are identified as the cause of discomfort, removing them can offer significant relief and prevent further complications in your dental health.


Bruxism, or the repetitive grinding and clenching of teeth, typically occurs unconsciously, often during sleep. This habit can strain the muscles in your jaws, leading to fatigue, muscle bulging and the formation of painful trigger points. Over time, bruxism can also cause extensive damage to your teeth. Treatment usually involves the use of a custom-fitted mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding and may also include methods to reduce stress and anxiety.

TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the jawbone to the skull, can be the site of disorders that provoke symptoms like pain, a limited ability to open the mouth, and joint sounds such as clicking or locking. Managing TMJ disorders might require the use of special oral appliances to properly align the jaw or engaging in physical therapy to strengthen and relax the jaw muscles, improving joint function and reducing discomfort.

Toothaches and Dental Issues

Severe toothaches, which may result from infections, abscesses, or inflammation in the teeth or gums, can also cause pain that extends into the jaw. These conditions necessitate prompt dental treatment, including procedures like fillings, root canals, or tooth extractions to mitigate pain and halt further oral health decline.

Sinus Infections

Pain from sinus infections can often mimic dental problems since the sinus cavities are close to the jaw area. Addressing the underlying sinus infection with appropriate medical treatment can greatly alleviate associated jaw pain.

Seek Relief Today

Persistent jaw pain should not be ignored as it can indicate more serious health issues. Contact Cannington Dental Centre today to schedule an appointment.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


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