The jaw is connected to many areas within the skull and therefore, pain could be the sign of a problem. For example, wisdom teeth will often cause an aching sensation within the jaw when they are first breaking through the gums. What other factors could play a role?
– Inadvertently grinding your teeth is commonly associated with jaw pain.
– TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can cause jaw pain.
– Gum disease can cause your jaw to hurt.
– Colds or allergies may place pressure upon the nerves connected to the jaw.
“Sinus infections, allergies, and colds can be the cause of jaw pain.”