Whilst not common, children can develop a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder which means a malfunction in the jaw joint or muscles. This can cause pain in the teeth and your child should see a dentist as soon as possible. If diagnosed as TMJ disorder, courses of action are:

– A special TMJ device known as a TMJ splint or mouthguard

– Specialist orthodontal treatment

– Surgery in special cases

 Surgery is typically only considered as a last resort but may be needed if your child has a severe bite problem or a jaw injury.”

There is more information on TMJ, its causes, symptoms, and treatments in this article, click here

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