Sore jaw

Jaw pain is any kind of pain or discomfort in the jaw area, which includes the lower jaw (mandible), temporomandibular joint (TMJ or jaw joint), and surrounding muscles and soft tissues.

Symptoms

You may:

  • Grind your teeth
  • Clench your teeth
  • Be stressed
  • Have headaches
  • Have a swelling in the jaw

What it may need

Come for a diagnostic opinion for $68. We will need to assess the cause and then prevent it recurring. We need to exclude that a tooth may be causing the problem. If it is jaw pain, it may need a hard splint, trigger-point massage, an orthodontic opinion and/or see John at OMS for possible surgery. Often, a good home-care regime with jaw exercises, a wheat-pack and/or ice pack can significantly reduce the jaw pain.

07 571 2861

 

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38 Cliff Road, Tauranga, NZ
Phone: 07 571 2861
Email: reception@gardensdental.co.nz