Arthralgia (TMJ)

Arthralgia means pain in a joint – in this case the temporomandibular joint, the joint in front of the ear – that is modified by movement during normal function, such as chewing or talking; or during harmful habits, such as clenching or grinding your teeth. This pain may be felt in the jaw, the temple, the ear or the area in front of it and it is accentuated with movements in the joint. It may be a symptom of trauma, infection or inflammation and, as such, it requires specialized examination and treatment.


If you have any of these symptoms and suspect you may suffer from temporomandibular joint arthralgia, schedule an appointment with one of our Occlusion specialized dentists or contact us.