When an aching jaw is due to a dental rather than a medical condition, there are a few likely suspects that are causing the problem.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is the most common cause of an aching jaw, but other causes include:
– Tooth abscess
Abscesses, cavities and even gum disease (when caught early) require treatment by the dentist. Bruxism will require long-term care including fitting a mouthguard to be worn during sleep.
In some cases, acupuncture can be used as a method to alleviate grinding. Hypnosis can also be effective for some patients.
A full article on the causes and cures for an aching jaw can be read at https://www.glamour.co.za/wellness/fitness-exercise/this-is-why-you-should-never-ignore-jaw-ache-17536395Back to Blog
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