Recovery Guide: Jaw Pain

Solving the Jaw Pain Puzzle

with a customized recovery plan

No laughing matter

We know how puzzling jaw pain can be. In fact, many people deal with pain on a daily basis and often don’t realize that something can be done to permanently solve the problem. Visits to dentists, orthodontists, and ENT doctors often result in temporary fixes that don’t address the underlying problems. Jaw problems ofter result in:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw soreness
  • Clicking and locking in jaw
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Disturbance in sleep
  • Unable to eat your favorite foods

The main types of jaw pain



Headaches caused by jaw pain are typically centered around or behind the eyes, but can radiate down the jaw. Headaches caused by jaw disorders are some of the post painful types of headache and are difficult to alleviate.

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Issues with your Temporomandibular joint and muscles can cause severe jaw pain. Several things can cause TMD jaw pain. It’s also possible to experience TMD due to several causes at the same time. If you feel you may have TMD issues it is important to address this with a physical therapist.

Sinus Pain

Sinus Pain

Sinus and jaw pain can be linked. The sinuses are air-filled cavities surrounding the jaw, if the sinuses become infected it can cause pressure on the jaw joint, which in turn causes pain.

More than just teeth

Jaw pain is multifactorial. There are many contributing factors that can result in jaw pain including anxiety, stress, poor teeth alignment, neck and shoulder stiffness, prolonged sitting with poor posture, and direct trauma. If not treated within a few weeks, pain and headaches will worsen over time due to constant tension of the tissues in the jaw.

Calm Tissues Down, Build em back up

Over the last several years, we have developed an effective recovery plan for patients with jaw pain. By identifying the contributing factors and treating the underlying causes, almost 100% of patients recover. This is done by following 4 progressive steps:



Avoid painful movements like chewing or biting on something hard.
Don’t try to push through pain.
Use a mouth guard at night. 



Perform chin tuck exercises.
Gently stretch the tight muscles of the neck.
Gentle massage the jaw muscles with fingers.


Activate & Load

Gentle open and close the jaw keeping the tongue on the roof of your mouth.
Try performing isometric hold of the jaw by pushing upward for 30 seconds 3x.
Gentle move jaw side to side. 


Physical therapy

If symptoms persist for 2-3 weeks, consult with a physical therapist or medical professional.

Something to smile about

Jaw pain can dramatically improve with just 2 or 3 visits. By following our proven step-by-step process you will discover that it is possible to eat a hamburger again or other favorite foods. You will be able to enjoy a restful night's sleep and be able to yawn and stretch without jaw stiffness. You will be able to smile and laugh again without wincing in pain. That's something to smile about.

Request Free Pain Consultation