Why does my jaw hurt on one side?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affect the joint that connects your skull and jaw. If the disc becomes misaligned or the joint is damaged, you could experience pain and other symptoms on one or both sides of your jaw. Other symptoms of TMJ disorders include: tenderness around your jaw.28 May 2019
How do I get rid of jaw pain at home?
HELP YOURSELF FIRST – REMEMBER LESS IS BEST!
- Moist Heat. Moist heat from a heat pack or a hot water bottle wrapped in a warm, moist towel can improve function and reduce pain.
- Soft Diet.
- Over the-Counter Analgesics.
- Jaw Exercises.
- Relaxation Techniques.
- Side Sleeping.
- Relax Facial Muscles.
Does jaw pain go away?
If you think you have TMJ
Keep in mind that for most people, discomfort from TMJ will eventually go away on its own. You can visit your dentist for conservative TMJ treatment. Avoid treatments that cause permanent changes in the bite or jaw.
How long does jaw pain last?
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).