Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. 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 my Raleigh patients who come to me with jaw pain have some type of dental issue, such as an infection, or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ).
The source of jaw pain can easily be identified at your Raleigh dental office, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.
If you are looking for quality dental care around the Brentwood, Franklin, or Murfreesboro areas, please consider Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions. I am located in Brentwood. If you have any questions about snoring, sleep apnea, headache relief, or TMJ/TMD, give us a call today at 615-922-6056.