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Pain in your jaw after visiting the dentist Perhaps the dentist held or propped your jaw and head in such a way that it aggravated the muscles of your jaw.  That can cause pain after a dental treatment. Sometimes they really prop a jaw wide open. Here’s why you have jaw pain following dental work […]

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There are two sets of large muscles that can cause pain in your jaw and the area around your jaw joint:  the massater muscles and the temporalis muscles.  Check out the Category for Jaw Pain on the right hand side of this website for more articles on the massater and other muscles that can be […]

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If you have serious pain in your jaw, you can try doing massage on the muscles in your face. (<== click here.)  But if that only helps for a short time and the pain comes back that could mean you have an abscess. An abscess is an infection in the space around a tooth.  It […]

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I have heard horror stories about people having teeth removed because they were painful.  But the problem is that the teeth were innocent! After the tooth or teeth were pulled, the people still had tooth pain.  The teeth were removed but the original cause of the pain wasn’t treated. There is a strap-like muscle that […]

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Having a forward head  posture puts a lot of strain on the muscles of your neck and jaw.  Having a “forward head” means that your head (and often one or both shoulders, too) are in front of your body. Where should your head be instead?  Well, when you were a toddler, it was pretty much […]

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Do you have pain in your jaw?  Is it hard to open and close your mouth?  Do you clamp your teeth together without even thinking about it? Did you know that there are muscles around the joint of your jaw that will cause these symptoms?  Let’s talk about those muscles and about that joint–the temporomandibular […]

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TMJ is shorthand for Temporomandibular Joint.  That refers to your temple area and your jaw bone (mandible.)  The joint is supposed to move smoothly but when it doesn’t you may end up with a diagnosis of TMJ Dysfunction or TMJD. What can cause your TMJ to stop moving smoothly? An injury or trauma that causes […]

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