If your child has jaw pain, a dentist can investigate for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) - a range of problems involving the jaw and its muscles.
- Symptoms can worsen if left untreated.
- Reasons for TMJ include injuries, teeth grinding, misaligned bite, stress.
- A dentist will assess the cause and provide the best treatment.
There are some mouth guards and splints available to help with the affects of teeth grinding. Talk to your dentist if you need to know more.
"Your child may even complain that the sides of their face hurt or that their teeth hurt."