My Jaw Is Sore

Wellness Wednesday

Stress can lead to unknowingly clenching teeth, which can trigger temporomandibular joint (TMJ) soreness. Awareness of your stress triggers and using relaxation techniques will help. We also recommend the following therapies to help ease discomfort.

– A warm compress can relax the muscle.
– Chiropractic or physical therapy can help relax the muscles and better align the TMJ.
– A nightguard can lessen the biting force.
– Anti-inflammatory medications can reduce internal inflammation.
– A soft diet.

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