What You Need to Know about Jaw Tightness

The complex temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw, can become tight and painful. A dentist can assist in investigating the cause.

Key points:

– Teeth grinding places strain on the jaw muscles and teeth.

– A jaw which clicks or is painful generally should be examined.

– Misalignment of teeth (improper bite) can cause pain and discomfort.

A dentist can investigate the causes of jaw pain and offer help in many cases.

“Jaw tightness can range from mild to severe and be most painful when moving the jaw, such as when chewing or speaking.”

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