Potential causes of jaw pain include grinding teeth, dental problems and temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder, according to Colgate. Grinding the teeth is a leading cause of pain and may occur when the patient feels stress or at night when he sleeps and is unaware ...
Causes of a painful jaw include temporomandibular joint disorder, soft tissue and joint disorders such as osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, jaw alignment disorder and age-related wear, reports Healthgrades. Other causes include heart attack, oral cancer and dental co...
Sudden jaw pain on the left side is sometimes a symptom of a heart attack, according to Dr. Oz. One-sided, acute jaw pain is also a sign of trigeminal neuralgia, although this can occur on either the left or the right, states WebMD.
Dental conditions, temporomandibular joint disorder, neuralgia and rheumatoid arthritis may cause jaw pain, states Healthgrades. Arthritis of the jaw, a sinus infection, a hole in the ear or a tooth infection may result in ear pain, explains MedlinePlus.
Causes of jaw pain include certain inflammatory conditions, infections and autoimmune processes, according to Healthgrades. Dental conditions, including tooth abscess, tooth decay, dry socket and impacted tooth, may also cause jaw pain.
Recommended treatment options for jaw pain associated with temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, collectively known as TMJ disorders, include non-invasive therapy. As of 2015, supplemental clinical data is required to establish the safety and efficacy of irrever...
A variety of common causes may lead to jaw and ear pain, including temporomandibular joint disorders, middle ear infections, sinus infections, mastoiditis and Bell's palsy, according to Healthline. Teeth grinding, trigeminal neuralgia and acoustic neuroma may also cause...