How TMJ Causes Jaw Pain
The TM joint connects the skull to the lower jaw and when it becomes inflamed it can cause facial pain throughout the jaw. Inflammation usually occurs as a result of straining the joint from grinding or clenching teeth, or trauma. TMJ can also occur from damage ligament adjacent to the joint disk. When damage occurs, the disc can pop out of place and cause damage and inflammation which will eventually destroy the bones without treatment. The jaw pain that most people with TMJ experience is from the inflammation.
There are several different forms including muscle pain, joint pain, bone pain, and nerve pain.