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Is Only One Side of Your Jaw Sore?


Posted on 11/9/2020 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Is Only One Side of Your Jaw Sore?Having a sore jaw can be annoying, especially if one side has a good deal of soreness. The following information explains why you may experience this type of discomfort on only one side.

Jaw Soreness and TMJ


According to the site, healthline, jaw pain that is exclusive to one side can result from TMJ or another dental problem. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder affects the jaw joint that connects the skull and jaw. If the disc that helps the jaw move becomes misaligned or damaged, you can experience pain on one or both sides of the jaw. Besides jaw soreness, you may also get an earache or notice a clicking sound when you open and close your mouth. Moreover, you may experience difficulties opening and closing your mouth if the joint happens to lock. Reasons for TMJ may include bruxism (clenching or grinding of the teeth, usually while sleeping), arthritis, tooth misalignment, tissue damage, a jaw injury or infection, or damage to the cartilage in the jaw joint.

Other Oral Health Concerns that Lead to Jaw Soreness


Pain on one side of the jaw can also be the result of an abscessed tooth, the emergence of wisdom teeth, the formation of cavities, gum disease, and missing and misaligned teeth. If these types of issues are causing jaw pain, you may also experience additional symptoms, such as the following: intermittent tooth pain, bleeding or painful gums, mouth sores, persistent dry mouth or halitosis, or pain while swallowing or chewing. If you experience a fever and severe tooth pain, you may have an abscess.

Jaw pain should be investigated immediately. While sinusitis may be the blame in some cases, the problem can result from a more severe condition. Give us a call if you experience jaw soreness. We will diagnose the underlying cause so the problem can be addressed and treated.





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•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
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