Jaw Pain Treatment

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Jaw Pain? We Can Help!

If you experience pain in your jaw or face, please contact Dr. Wolnik today for a consultation and exam. Pain is an indication that something isn't quite right inside your mouth. Instead of waiting to see if the pain will resolve itself, come into the office for a quick visit. We can identify the problem and get you on your way, quickly!

Jaw & Facial Pain: Common Causes

Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth at night? This can be a major cause of jaw pain, not to mention wear and tear on your teeth.

  • Also called "Bruxism"
  • 5 - 20% of Americans suffer from Teeth Grinding (but only 80% are aware of it)
  • Many people grind their teeth during sleep

TMJ

Do you have trouble opening your mouth very wide? Does your jaw get locked in the open or closed position? TMJ (or TMD) may be to blame.

  • TMJ is the most common cause of jaw pain
  • TMJ stands for "Temporomandibular Joint"
  • The medical term for this disorder is TMD "Temporomandibular Joint Disorder"