Patient complains of pain in the jaw that is usually dull and poorly localized. It originates from the joint (arthralgia), or from the muscles (myofascial), or from both– MPDS (Myofacial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome). Pain is present as the person wakes up in the morning but can also occur when the jaw is used for chewing food or is moved during talking, laughing etc. Pain can be unilateral (located on one side) or bilateral (located on both sides). It is generally associated with limited range of movement of jaw, locking of jaw or jaw stiffness.

Treatment for Jaw Joint Pain