Jaw pain can be excruciating and uncomfortable. Sometimes it starts as a mild pain that becomes more intense with time. Or it can hit you all of a sudden, catching you off-guard. Symptoms of jaw pain vary depending on what is causing it. It can be caused by a simple toothache, or something more serious like a heart attack, prompting you to seek immediate jaw pain relief.
The jaw is what holds your gums and teeth, and it can be infected if not properly cleaned. It can also be sensitive to pressure, heat, or cold. And with the jawbone connecting your skull at the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), it is highly likely that you’ll feel jaw pain in your ears, mouth, teeth, and at the side of your cheek.