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Morning Jaw Pain Does Not Need to Be Part of Your Routine


Posted on 3/10/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Morning Jaw Pain Does Not Need to Be Part of Your RoutineIt is normal for people to accept some aches and pains in their body. It is also normal for people to feel these pains every day and not do anything about them. They can attribute the aches and pains they feel to many different things.

They may or may not try to make changes in the way they do things to avoid that pain. If the pain they feel is in their jaw, they may not realize that there are solutions available to them. The key is figuring out what is behind the pain and what the options they have to fix it.

Jaw Pain and Teeth Grinding

One of the most common reasons people wake up with a sore jaw is because of something that happens while they sleep. There are many people who grind their teeth or that clench their teeth together as they sleep. They are not aware that it is happening, but they wake up in the morning with different symptoms. One of those symptoms is a sore jaw.

If teeth grinding or clenching while sleeping is left untreated, it can lead to a variety of problems. From broken teeth to chronic headaches to erosion of the teeth, it is a good idea to do something about the problem. One other issue that people who grind their teeth suffer from is temporomandibular joint disorders. These disorders can result in a sore jaw in the morning.

The Solution to Teeth Grinding

If you can result the issue of teeth grinding, you can also resolve the issue of a sore jaw in the morning. A nighttime mouth guard can help protect the teeth and jaw from the problems that teeth grinding while sleeping creates.

The mouth guards are custom fit and can help adjust the jaw, so it is in the proper position while sleeping. It can help keep the teeth from grinding together and causing damage or leaving you with a sore jaw in the morning. The mouth guards do have one drawback. They do not work if they are not used every night.

For more information about how to get a nighttime mouth guard or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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