Sore Jaw Muscles and Facial Pain

Dental Center for TMJ and Facial Pain

When the TMJ is not in proper alignment, the body must compensate by placing the chewing muscles in a non-resting position. This can cause hyperactivity of the chewing muscles, resulting in symptoms such as:

  • pain in the muscles of the face
  • fatigue on chewing
  • inability to open the jaw all the way
  • swelling of the face
  • inability to open for long periods of time