Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jaw Pain And Treatments

Have you ever experienced jaw pain? If your answer is yes, you know it can be super uncomfortable and  can make it hard to eat and speak.

Most jaw pain is due to an injury in the jaw joint but there are other possibilities to why you are experiencing jaw pain.


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osetoarthritis
  • Injury to the jaw that has damaged the TMJ
  • Chronic grinding (Bruxism)
  • Connective tissue disease that affects the jaw joint
  • Advanced tooth decay leading to an abscess or another serious dental problem
  • Excessive stress leading to tension buildup in the jaw
  • Sinus infection or allergies putting pressure on the teeth and jaw
  • Relax - Stress leads to muscle tension in the head, jaw, neck and shoulders. Try relaxing exercises like yoga, mediation or a nice quiet hot bath!
  • Invest in a night guard - Tooth grinding is common in adults. When we are stressed or mad we tend to grind our teeth and it usually happens in the middle of the night. 
  • Botox - If you suffer from chronic jaw pain, maybe its time to ask about Botox. Botox helps reduce muscle contractions and keeps the jaw at rest. When the jaw is at rest it allows the area to heal.
If your pain continues, its very important to seek medical/dental attention right away!

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