There are number of reasons why you happened to experience jaw pain. Some of these are due to arthritis, fractures, misalignments, dental abscess and TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. Jaw pain may occur unexpectedly or develop over time. It symptoms may include dizziness, ear pain, fever, headache, tooth pain, tongue numbness and a lot more.
Jaw pain may also include facial pain which causes involve sinus problems, toothache, infection, tooth grinding, gum disease and problems with TMJ. Since there are lots of things that trigger the condition, it might be difficult to diagnose and treat it. That is why your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your jaws and its affected neighboring areas. This may include X-rays to find out the real source of the pain.