What causes jaw pain? Sun Prairie, WI

Jaw pain is a condition that weakens the strength of a person, affecting its ability to eat and speak. Pain can be all of a sudden, or it can be mild then becomes severe over time. At Thousand Oaks Dentistry, we can help by diagnosing the condition to provide you an effective and long-term solution.


  • Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMD)

The commonly reported reason for jaw pain is TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)  is a problem in the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull, which are in front of both ears. In worst cases, the jaw can be permanently stuck in a closed or open position.

  • Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding is often experienced during sleep which can lead to damaged tooth and jaw pain. It is a process of excessive clenching of teeth and may also happen when you are experiencing extreme stress and anxiety.  If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to several dental problems.

  • Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is a result of the infected dental pulp. The infection is caused by the dental cavity that has not been treated for a long period. If the surrounding areas are also be affected if this infection spreads, jaw pain is likely to be felt. Dental exams for early detection of dental cavities is the best way to prevent this problem.

  • Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is an infection that affects the individual’s bones and some surrounding tissues. When the infection occurs in the jaw, there will be jaw pain, fever, and facial swelling. The condition is curable with the help of antibiotics or a surgical procedure which will remove the infected areas of the bone.

  • Dental Conditions

Dental conditions such as gum disease or gaps between the teeth can also cause jaw pain. The conditions may not affect the jaw directly but the pain can radiate into the jaw area. Practicing good dental hygiene and dental visits can minimize the risk of developing these problems.

Suffering from severe jaw pain?, contact us at Thousand Oaks Dentistry for your appointments. We offer services for Jaw Pain Treatment in  Sun Prairie. Book your appointment by calling us at 608-554-2791. You can also visit us at 390 S. Grand Ave. Suite #110, Sun Prairie WI 53590. Our passionate team is ready to serve you.