Relief for Jaw Pain
Pain originating from the temporomandibular joint can range from worrisome to excruciating. Getting your pain diagnosed to find the cause is one of the first steps in getting relief. If the usual over the counter pain medications do not help, then it is time to be examined by a professional with experience and skill in diagnosing and treating jaw pain.
The Central Park South TMJ Center is a place you can trust to provide you with the information you need to take control of your jaw pain. Our specialists are known for treating disorders of the jaw efficiently and effectively. Hundreds of patients attest to the fact that we have virtually given them their lives back by eradicating the pain they had endured for so long.
What Causes Jaw Pain?
There are a variety of reasons why a person may experience jaw pain. Injury to the temporomandibular joint is one source. Impact with a blow to the face can present damage to the joint that lasts long after the pain from the original blow has subsided. If you are a person who tends to be anxious or one who under a lot of stress you may find yourself clenching your teeth often. Many people find themselves clenching their teeth when they drive and are holding fast to the steering wheel. People who tend to grind their teeth and clench while sleeping may not even be aware that they are doing it. This extra pressure on the joint causes it to become fatigued and induces pain.
Jaw pain is also associated with other ailments. It is not always a matter concerning the muscles associated with the temporomandibular joint. Extreme facial pain can originate from the nervous system in an ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Coronary artery disease or heart attack often presents with pain in the jaw. Usually it occurs in the chest area, but it can also radiate out to the jaw. Osteoarthritis also affects the joint causing pain particularly when the jaw is in motion.
Regardless of the origination of the jaw pain, it is always best to have it diagnosed and treated. The professionals at The Central Park South TMJ Center understand the discomfort caused by it. We have the expertise to develop a treatment plan that will alleviate the pain so you can live a normal life again. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.