Jaw/Facial Pain

Jaw/Facial Pain

A common cause of facial pain and headaches is the disfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Symptoms may include earache, headache and limitation of jaw opening. Patients may also complain of clicking sounds in the joint or pain on opening and closing the mouth. The oral maxillofacial surgeon can work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment.

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A common cause of facial pain and headaches is the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Symptoms may include earache, headache and limitation of jaw opening. Patients may also complain of clicking sounds in the joint or pain on opening and closing the mouth. The oral maxillofacial surgeon can work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment.

Depending on the cause of the jaw pain, treatment may include medication, physiotherapy and lifestyle changes. In severe cases, surgery may be indicated.