Many of my patients have been discussing new jaw pain. The conversation sounds like this: “I haven’t been sleeping well.” “My jaw hurts.” “My teeth hurt.” “I have noticed that while I am working, that my teeth are clenching.”
Do those sound familiar?
In the last 12 months, I have seen and heard more complaints about TMJ or jaw pain, than I have ever seen in my 20 years of practicing dentistry.
People are more anxious than ever and their jaws are taking the brunt of it.
Stress and anxiety can increase TMJ issues. So, ideally, you want to get rid of stressors in your life. But seeing how we just got out of 2020, the year of everything stressful, eliminating stress is not something most of us are able to achieve.
Some of the things you can do to help with your jaw issues are:
If pain continues or increases, you may need to get a customized night guard to help alleviate pain. Give us a call at 773-292-1911 or visit us to schedule a TMJ consultation.
Floss Like A Madman!
Emilio “Stress Free World” Couret