Jaw Pain (TMJ)
TMJ is recognized as the major source of non-dental pain of the face and mouth. In fact, it is estimated that about 12% of the population suffer from TMJ problems. This disorder is a cluster of related disorders that have many common features. The most common and important symptom is pain localized at the TMJ. Other symptoms are limited to non-even jaw opening and joint sounds such as clicking, popping or grating when opening or closing the mouth.