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Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Marble Falls

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 Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX.

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 or 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 chewing gum, and try massaging the area that hurts.

For the longer term, consider professional diagnosis and TMJ treatment, like what we provide at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX. We have treated patients from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes, who also come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us for an appointment today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:


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Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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