TMJ Tooth Pain
Many people with TMJ have tooth pain due to bruxism (nighttime grinding and teeth clenching). Bruxism wears down the teeth and causes pain in the tooth and jaw. The good news is that TMJ treatment allows the jaw to rest naturally in its optimal position, eliminating the teeth grinding and clenching that causes tooth and jaw pain.
Tooth pain can be one of those symptoms of TMJ that, when left untreated, can cause serious problems. You may need to have teeth pulled, or you may need to have some restorative dentistry. TMJ treatments can correct the problem of worn teeth due to a misaligned bite.
You may be fitted with an oral appliance to keep the jaw positioned correctly, or you may benefit from Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS), which is a TMJ treatment in which electrodes are placed on the trigger points and tiny pulses of electricity alleviate the tension in those areas. The joints and muscles will then relax, decreasing your pain and tightness.