Jaw Joint Pain Management

The lower jaw is a very active bone with large muscular effects upon it. 

The lower jaw attaches to the skull at the temporo-mandibular joint. Dental facial pain is often related to disturbances in the temporo-mandibular joint. The disturbance could be in the joint cartilage, bone, ligaments or muscles of mastication. The dental facial pain from jaw disturbances is referred to as Temporo mandibular joint dysfunction syndrome. Just call it TMD (there are thousands of sites on Google for TMD). Dr Barnes and Dr Gunawan are happy to assist with diagnosis and management of dental facial pain and TMD.