What is Jaw pain?
Myofascial pain, also known as Temporo-Mandibular Jaw (TMJ) pain, is similar to dull toothache or wisdom tooth pain but is essentially muscular.
It is sometimes difficult to locate, and there may be pain in the jaw joint and all the surrounding structures. In acute cases, jaw opening may be limited.
How common is this type of pain?
One in four people at some time may have symptoms. Men and women are affected equally, although women tend to seek treatment more often.