Jaw dislocation occurs when the lower part of your jaw moves out of its normal position. If you dislocate your jaw, seek medical help as soon as possible.
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Temporomandibular joint disorder
Pain in the jaw or ‘locking’ of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.
What is an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are dental specialists who treat crooked teeth and jaws. They aim to improve how teeth and jaws function, while improving a person's smile.
Dental braces and retainers
Dental braces and retainers are designed to improve appearance or correct your bite or jaw function. Learn about the benefits, risks and how much they cost.
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Cleft lip or palate develops when parts of the lip, upper jaw or roof of the mouth don’t join properly early on in pregnancy, resulting in an opening or cleft.
Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a type of neuralgia, or nerve pain. It is usually felt as a sudden stabbing or shocking pain in the jaw or cheek area on one side of the face.
Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. It can be a symptom of a heart attack. Find out the facts and when to be concerned.
Toothache and swelling
Toothache can start suddenly and the pain can range from mild to very strong. It may extend from the tooth to the head, ear and jaw. Find out more.
A bone fracture can be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury or fall. Fractures can also be caused by minor injuries in conditions that weaken the bone.