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Why has my jaw been hurting for a month?

Why has my jaw been hurting for a month?

Here are five causes of jaw pain. Dental problem- Jaw pain can spring from things like a (1) cavity, (2) cracked tooth, (3) infection, and (4) gum disease. Don’t neglect to make an appointment with your dentist if you suspect that a dental problem is at the root of your aching jaw.

How long does it take for a jaw strain to heal?

The outlook is very good for most people who experience a broken or dislocated jaw. Dislocation and nonsurgical factures heal in four to eight weeks, whereas recovery from a surgical fracture could take up to several months. In most cases, the jaw heals successfully and there are few long-term effects.

How do I get my jaw to stop hurting?

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Easing the Pain

  1. Pain medicine.
  2. Muscle relaxant medicines.
  3. Dietary changes to rest the jaw.
  4. Applying moist heat to the joint to ease pain.
  5. Applying cold packs to the joint to ease pain.
  6. Physical therapy to stretch the muscles around the jaw and/or correct posture issues.
  7. Stress management (relaxation techniques, exercise)

Can TMJ last for months?

Acute TMJ symptoms and signs may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and then disappear after the injury or cause of discomfort has resolved. For a chronic TMJ condition, the symptoms can be ongoing with episodes of sharp and/or dull pain that occur over an extended period of time (months to years).

Will my TMJ ever go away?

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A TMJ DISORDER… Remember that for most people, discomfort from TMJ disorders will eventually go away on its own. Simple self-care practices are often effective in easing symptoms.

Can jaw pain be cured?

Clenching and grinding of teeth are two of the major causes of TMJ pain. However, this is not an irreversible condition, and with proper treatment, one may be able to cure TMJ pain permanently. For starters, you must stop any habits of teeth grinding or clenching, and anything that puts pressure on the joint.

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Can jaw pain heal itself?

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