If you have an aching jaw, two likely suspects are Myofacial Pain Syndrome (MPS) or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). Both of these conditions focus on the muscles of the jaw, with TMJ/TMD involving more than just the muscles. In addition to pain, symptoms may include the inability to open your mouth wide or even open your mouth at all. Chewing food is painful and ear pain is another symptom, as are teeth that don’t fit together properly. The causes of these ailments can vary from person to person. In order to get the best treatment for pain syndromes, make an appointment with us.