Jaw Locking And Swelling

Reviewed on 5/13/2022

Locking of the jaw is often a sign of temporomandibular joint syndrome. Other symptoms such as pain on movement of the jaw, can be present with this condition. Localized tenderness and swelling might also occur. If you are concerned about temporomandibular joint syndrome, speak with your health care provider.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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