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Jaw Pain

 Jaw Pain
Natick Family Dental

TMJ disorder occurs when your jaw joint isn’t working properly and can have many different causes. Although this may sound like a simple problem, its effects can be complicated and far-reaching.

Your jaw joint exists at a major crossroads of your body. It’s directly involved in eating, drinking, speaking, and breathing. Indirectly, the muscles that control your jaw help keep your neck in alignment and support your head. In addition, many of the major nerves and blood vessels from your ear run very close to your jaw joint.

Immediate Relief

The first step in resolving your pain and other TMJ disorder symptoms can include one or a combination of these methods:

  • Spray & Stretch
  • Pain Relief Appliance
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • SPG Block
  • Muscle Relaxer Medication
  • TENS Therapy
  • Heat/Cold Pack

Long-Lasting Relief

The dentistry needed to resolve chronic TMJ disorder symptoms is as unique as the person experiencing them. Our doctor has extensively trained for procedures to resolve decay, infection and gum disease in addition to TMJ disorder and Sleep Apnea. It’s important to stabilize and give you comfort as soon as possible. Your options will depend on your goals for relief, dental and total body health, as well as budget. Options available are:


  • TMJ Orthodic
  • Night Bite Reposition Appliance
  • Oral Sleep Appliance
  • Decay Removal
  • Infection Removal


  • TMJ Orthodontics
  • TMJ Bite Rehabilitation
  • TMJ Dentures