Orange County’s Guide to Jaw Pain
What is jaw pain?
There is nothing worse than having to deal with daily jaw pain. It affects how you eat and chew, how you talk or yawn, how you drink, and even how you sleep. Jaw pain can lead to headaches, tinnitus (ear ringing), neck pain and stiffness, and sometimes clicking or jaw locking. Obvious causes of jaw pain will include having extensive dental work performed, eating hard candy or foods, direct trauma or hit, and teeth grinding or bruxism. Jaw pain can prevent you from enjoying life and should be treated seriously, like any other physical symptom.
The main types of jaw pain
What can you do about your jaw pain?
The solution to your jaw pain depends on the source of your pain and type of injury you may have sustained. The first step is to consult with your doctor and discuss their recommendations for treating the pain in your jaw. Your doctor may recommend restrictions on specific activities, medication and/or physical therapy for TMJ. You can try the following steps now to help alleviate your pain.
Exercises for jaw pain
Following are exercises that you can try to help decrease your jaw pain. Please consult your physician before trying these, and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.