Jaw Pain – TMJ & TMD and Headaches

Jaw Pain – TMJ & TMD and Headaches

Jaw Pain – TMJ & TMD and Headaches The joint of the lower jaw is known as the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ), and it joins the skull in close proximity to the ears. Problems arising within either of these joints are often referred to as Temporo-Mandibular joint Disorders, or (TMD). TMD can arise from many factors and sources, including: External sources of trauma; these include motor vehicle accidents, (MVA), often involving whiplash, or single blow to…

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Dental pain and headaches

Dental pain and headaches

Dental pain and Headaches Headaches which have their origin from or related to the oral cavity itself, are limited. Most pains originating from the oral cavity (mouth), remain localised to the source of the pain. The main causes of pain originating from the mouth are: Tooth Decay/Cavities Cracked Teeth A Dying Tooth Gum (Periodontal) Infection [Especially associated with Wisdom Teeth] Dental Abscesses originating from the Pulp Chamber (Nerve space within the Tooth) Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction…

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