Cold Weather And Sore Jaw Joints

As the temperatures continue to plummet, while winter makes its official visit to us fairly soon, you may notice that your sore jaw joints feel sorer than usual. As you may already be aware, cold weather frequently aggravates sore joints, which means you might have increased discomfort due to your TMJ disorder. The frustrating news is that nothing but the weather may be leading to the extra stiffness. The good news? We can help you.

Bundle Up!

Yes, you’re an adult and you know perfectly well to wear your coat when it’s cold out. Right? Well, if you occasionally leave home without your coat, gloves, a scarf, hat, and the works, we like to remind you that it makes a huge difference! Keep that body heat that you produce close, so it keeps you warm. Your muscles can remain much more relaxed as a result.

Rely On Warming Accessories

What do you have on hand that can help you warm up when you’re shivering, your teeth are chattering, and you know you’re tensing up your jaw muscles, which will contribute to your sore jaw joints? Reach for a heating pad if you have one. Use a heated blanket, which can offer significant and quick warmth. Turn on your heater, so you stay cozy, rather than dealing with intermittent chills.

Schedule A Visit

You probably won’t be surprised that this is on the solutions list. Yes, of course, you can do your best to limit the sore jaw joint issue you’re dealing with by warming up this winter. However, these actions are not going to fix the problem. Want to address the actual issue? Come see us for a multitude of solutions.

Treat Your Sore Winter Jaw Today

Don’t go through an entire winter with TMJ disorder discomfort. Instead, let us help you improve the function and comfort of your jaw joints. 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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