What You Chew Can Dictate A Lot About Your Jaw Pain
Posted on 4/15/2020 by Dr. Shaun Rai
Jaw pain happens every now and again to the best of us. You don't necessarily have to have anything wrong with your jaw to experience pain every now and again. However, what you chew on and eat can also cause jaw pain to happen. Consider the things you eat if you are experiencing any sort of jaw pain, as correcting the issue that is causing the problem can help with any pain you are experiencing.
Consider What You're Eating When You Have Jaw Pain
When you have jaw pain, it could be caused by what you are eating. If you often eat hard foods, then this could be causing the jaw pain to happen. When sticky, hard foods such as popcorn, caramels, or other items are regularly eaten, this causes the jaw to work harder than it has to. When it does, you may be putting a lot of stress on the bones and muscles in the jaw area.
Sometimes, when the jaw is overworked, it can become tired. When it becomes tired, it can start to hurt. The muscles are somewhat strong, but they can become easily harmed if the issue is not taken care of.
If you are experiencing jaw pain, we recommend that you start eating softer foods to see if that helps the issue. This is important to do until our office is able to see you and assess the situation. We may be able to diagnose a specific issue and then provide the right treatment plan to follow.
Speak with our office today if you notice that you are having more jaw pain than often. We can take a look and come up with the best care plan. This is important to ensure that you're getting the best possible care, but also that you don't have to live with this jaw pain for the rest of your life.