Jaw Locking, Pain Or Discomfort And Stiffness Or Decreased Movement

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

Symptoms involving jaw pain and discomfort can arise due to different conditions affecting the facial bones, joints, and teeth. These can include dental abscess, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, or injuries leading to broken bones. Medication reactions could occasionally cause these symptoms, but it is important to talk to a doctor before stopping use of prescription medications. Your doctor can help determine the cause of any concerning symptoms.

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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