Investigating Your Sore Jaw

When you notice that you sometimes experience a sore jaw, you may wonder why it shows up when it does, why it’s not always an issue, and what to think about it. To begin, we encourage you to keep track of what’s going on with your oral health when you can. It may offer some helpful insight. Of course, we also remind you that checking in with our team regarding TMJ disorder is essential. Consider some tidbits that may help.

Look Back Through Time

Have you noticed that there have been times in your life when you have experienced serious problems with a sore jaw? Then, there are other times in your life when you seemed to have far fewer (if any) associated symptoms that may point to an underlying TMJ disorder? If so, take a little bit of time to reflect. See if you can pinpoint any particular common threads that connect the instances in which your jaw joints were uncomfortable versus when they were not.

Keep A Symptom Journal!

Yes, it can be hard to go back through the pages of your life, attempting to piece together your sore jaw and additional symptoms by attempting to recall months and years of time. If this isn’t turning up any answers, we encourage you to begin a symptom journal. Keep track of your comfort level, the foods you’re eating, what you’re doing throughout the day, and any significant events on a daily basis. This can help you figure out what might be causing some of your jaw joint aggravation.

Schedule A Visit With Us

Of course, regardless of the actual cause of your sore jaw, we are here to help you! It’s always helpful to avoid contributing aggravating factors, of course. However, even if you’re not certain about the why we can still help you fix the issue. See us soon for effective treatment and compassionate care.

Schedule Time To Treat Your Sore Jaw

Come to our practice to learn more about how to address your TMJ disorder, so you can return to comfortable daily life. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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