Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Salt Lake City

Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaw or grind their teeth. This in turn can aggravate or even lead to TMJ disorder, which is treatable at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City.

The temporomandibular joints are the muscles, tendons, and bones that connect the jaw to the skull. They’re among the most complex in the human body. Usually shortened to “TMJ,” they are frequently associated with serious pain.

TMJ Pain

TMJ pain can result from stress, injury, or inflammation. It can be on either side of the jaw and may seem to come out of nowhere. When it occurs, it can be painful to bite, chew, or even to talk.

In addition to pain, you may notice:

  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Headaches
  • Ear pain
  • Stiff or sore jaw muscles

What To Do?

If you suspect your jaw pain is TMJ disorder, you can find short-term relief using ice packs on the affected area. Over-the-counter pain relievers are also good.

You can also choose softer foods, avoid gum, and massage the area that hurts.

For a long-term solution, consider professional diagnosis and TMJ treatment, like what we provide at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City. We have treated patients throughout Millcreek and Holladay, who also come to us for family and cosmetic dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact The Sugar House Dentist:

385-299-7840

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1955 S 1300 E Ste L2
Salt Lake City, Utah
84105

 

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