Masseter Trigger Point Diagram

Pain into the upper and lower molars from the masseter muscle can be the source of ongoing tooth pain which the patient and dentist find difficult to treat. Referred pain and tenderness from masseter TrPs may cause tooth hypersensitivity to any or all stimuli: occlusal pressure, percussion, heat and cold.

A)  Cheek pain often described as “sinusitis”; also pain in the upper molars

B)  Jaw/Mandible pain; also pain in the lower molars

C)  Jaw/Mandible pain; also pain over the eyebrow

D)  Cheek and TMJD pain; also pain deep in the ear; can cause “tinnitus” - Low roaring or ringing

Symptom Area: 
Secondary Symptoms: 

Secondary Symptoms

The X's represent the Trigger Points. There is no difference between the black and white X’s. The red shaded area is the referred pain caused by the Trigger Point and the darker red means more people experienced pain in that area.