A woman waking up to start her day. Before she gets out of bed, she notices that her face feels tender and sore. She can feel a headache coming on, too. She takes a few pain relievers before she jumps in the shower to get ready for work.
On the way to work, she swings by a coffee shop for some caffeine and a quick breakfast. The coffee tastes great, but the sandwich is causing her problems. The pain in her jaw is coming back the more than she chews. It gets to a point where she gives up and just drinks her coffee instead.
The hero of our story may not realize it yet, but she may have a TMJ disorder. If she does, then she may want to call a dentist. If you live in or near Encino, CA, then she should contact Ira J. Moin, D.D.S.