Jaw pain generally refers to pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and muscles &
ligaments attached to this joint. This can start due to injury, excessive grinding of teeth,
genetic malalignment of upper and lower jaws, injury to jaws.
This pain will not be localised to specific teeth, but rather spread on side of face, neck, head
areas. There can be pain on mouth opening, locking of jaws when opening mouth, clicking
sound from the jaws, restricted jaw movements.