Pain is good for letting you know that there’s something amiss in your body — but that’s about the only positive thing you can say about it. It can be very distressing to the person suffering from it, which makes finding a proper remedy the top priority of an individual in pain.
In this post we’re going to take a closer look at jaw pain. It can be effectively dealt with if given proper attention, and this is largely dependent on the cause of the pain. For instance, if your jaw pain is caused by dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the “hinge” that connects the jaw to the skull, you need to apply a different remedy than if the cause is bruxism (teeth grinding). The following post gives advice on TMJ-related jaw pain remedies:
Three Ways A TMJ Massage Can Relieve Jaw Pain
Temporomandibular joint disorders, more commonly known as TMJ, are usually the result of inflamed and painful chewing muscles around your jaw. For some, it’s a once-in-a-while issue that can come from too much chewing, like indulging in a piece of gum all afternoon. For others, however, TMJ disorder can be a chronic issue that results in constant pain and discomfort.
The cause for this chronic condition is relatively subjective, but may be linked to stress fractures, an imperfect bite, tooth grinding or tooth clenching related to stress. Luckily, a TMJ massage can act as an effective, non-medicinal way to deal with TMJ pain. Here are three specific therapies that can help you address the underlying issues no matter what the cause. Read more at Colgate.com…
A TMJ massage will help you to deal with the causative factors of the pain in your jaws. This will help you to feel relaxed and at peace.
The other remedy you might consider to relieve your jaw pain is to do some exercises. Many times, the pain comes as a result of some kind of stiffness or disjoint in the jaws. Jaw exercises will give you relief, as explained in the post below:
6 Exercises That Relieved My TMD/TMJ Disorder
I’ve dealt with TMJ/jaw problems for a large portion of my life. At many points, the pain was enough to keep me from sleeping for hours. These exercises have helped reduce the inflammation as well as the headaches associated with the problems. The point is to basically strengthen the inflamed jaw. The usual cause of this problem is that the muscles around the joint are strained, which weakens the joint, and sometimes damages nerves around the area. I’ve learned these exercises from physical therapy sessions, doctor visits, and a multitude of pamphlets, and while this is all first-hand experience, note that I’m not a medical professional (if you try anything of these and it feels uncomfortable, ask a doctor before continuing). Read more at Healdove.com…
Physical exercise could help give you the relief you need, and might even restore your jaws to good condition, as described in the post above.
If, on the other hand, your jaw pain is caused by bruxism or teeth grinding, there is a way out. Usually, people grind their teeth at night without knowing they are doing so. Wearing one of a few appliances can help stop this, as described in the post below:
A mouth guard can be used to help stop teeth grinding if this is the cause of your jaw pain. You can get a guard at your neighborhood pharmacy but it’s best to go to a dentist because then it can be fitted to your mouth. The alignment of the teeth can also be an issue, especially if you have to account for teeth that are severely crooked, ensuring that they don’t overlap through the day and at night. Braces can help align the teeth. Read more at My Chandler Dentists…
Some people who suffer with jaw pain find that these remedies only deliver temporary relief or they may not work at all. This is especially possible if your jaw pain is caused by problems connected with the TMJ.
At Fort Collins Headache Center, we specialize in treating temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Dr. Jared Ward is a specially trained dentist who corrects TMJ problems with a cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment system called TruDenta. He can relieve symptoms that may have plagued you for years and which have not responded to any other form of treatment.
Book a consultation exam with Dr. Ward today to see if you are a candidate for this powerful new therapy. In just 20 minutes it will be clear whether TruDenta is the right course for you. If it is, a personalized treatment plan will be created to have you symptom free in just 12 or fewer weekly visits. Call Fort Collins Headache Center today at 970-672-8517 or use the contact form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.