Pain in Jaw
Is Jaw Pain a Pain in The Neck? If You Have
It, You May Have a Serious Underlying Problem
Some pain in
jaw discomfort may be just a temporary pain caused by
sleeping wrongly on your face or side.
Or it may be as some minor trauma (or major trauma) caused some
pain in your jaw.
Then again, it may be a symptom of an underlying problem. If it
is, it is not something to ignore. If you haven't already, you
might want to talk to a dentist -- especially a TMJ speciality
Let's talk about some of those symptoms that could be indicative
of a deeper problem.
Symptoms of a Deeper Problem?
The pain in jaw may be a symptom of a deeper problem. It
could, I'm not saying it is, but it could be a symptom of TMJ
disorder. What is TMJ? It's an acronym for the temporomandibular
If you have TMJ, it is a serious issue.
First, though, let's outline some symptoms. See if these
problems are happening with you right now:
- Jaw clicking when you open and close the mouth
- The jaw pops when you open and close your mouth
- Tinnitus (ear ringing)
- Muscle pain in the neck
- Unexplained headaches
- Constant headaches
- Ear aches
Do any of those sound familiar? Having pain in jaw regularly
occurring is not normal nor is clicking jaw sounds.
TMJ is a health problem where you either experience pain
and/or an actual loss of jaw function. Let's see if any of
this sounds familiar.
The jaw pain can range from a mild ache in the morning to
constant, unremitting pain throughout the day. Opening and closing
the jaw, as well as chewing food -- especially tough food like meat
-- is difficult even painful.
Does the jaw click or pop when you open your mouth or when you
yawn? The click or pop signifies the displacement of the
cartilaginous disc that is between the bones of the jaw. It's
there so as to provide cushion and support. Without
this support, the bony structures of the jaw will deteriorate
to a point where just basic opening and closing of the mouth causes
not only clicks or pops but real pain in the jaw.
This is indicative of a TMJ problem.
This is bit of a sidebar but it bears mentioning.
You also might have bruxism, which is the unconscious grinding
of one's teeth. This in and of itself is a real problem. It's also
a symptom of a deeper problem like too much stress or even
I'm not saying you have bruxism -- I'm simply saying you may
have jaw pain due to this.
Jaw Pain Remedies
Fortunately there is hope -- and help. If you
have temporomandibular joint disorder and suffer from TMJ
jaw pain, there are a few things you can do. If you just have
bruxism or if you have pain in the jaw, these following points
could be a remedy too.
If you have TMJ, TMJ home remedies that
can help alleviate your TMJ jaw pain the natural way are
cost-effective and readily available too.
Jaw pain remedies include:
It is highly advised to do those TMJ exercises regularly so as
to remove that persistent TMJ jaw pain problem. Some basic
guidelines while working to overcome it are:
- Avoid putting unnecessary strain on your chin or jaw
- Do the TMJ exercises diligently. They can remove the pain and
help restore proper jaw function.
- Avoid chewing tobacco and gum. Chewing it is not helpful and
can aggravate TMJ jaw pain -- if you have it. Try soft foods in the
interim until your jaw pain dissipates.
Easy Potential Solution for Pain in Jaw -- A
What do I mean by a "mouthguard"?
I'm not talking about an athletic mouthguard the kind you see
soccer, football, hockey, rugby or basketball players use. I'm
talking about a dentist-designed mouthguard that can help alleviate
TMJ pain in jaw, bruxism, and jaw clicking.
If you opt for a mouth guard to resolve your
teeth grinding issue, I give a 110%
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clicking and jaw locking.
If you are considering a mouthguard for grinding teeth or for a
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bruxism, general denistry, etc.
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I hope this pain in jaw page has been
helpful for you.
Yours in health,
David Spainhower, D.D.S.