Jaw pain and tension is a common problem, and in most cases, it is related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ disorder affects 35 million people in the United States. The Temporomandibular Joint connects your jawbone to the bones on both sides of your head. If you grind or clench your teeth and put a lot of pressure on your TMJ, you may experience jaw pain and tension.
Other causes of jaw pain include osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in TMJ and stress, which can cause you to tighten the muscles in your jaw or clench your teeth.
Myofascial pain is another common condition that occurs when the fascia, the connective tissue that covers the muscles sustains injury or damage. It leads to uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent pain and tender muscle knots. In addition, it may involve a single muscle or muscle group.
Regardless of the reason behind your jaw pain and tension, you may find it difficult to eat, speak, and enjoy a high quality of life. The good news is that there are innovative ways to resolve this condition. Dr. Amin Samadian is pleased to offer Botox and laser TMJ bio-stimulation for patients with jaw pain and tension. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these treatments entails.