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Jaw-PainIt is estimated that 30% of the adult population suffers from symptoms involving the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint). Many of my patients are trying to find relief from symptoms that include intense jaw joint pain and headaches.

The tongue plays a crucial role in stabilizing the jaw. If the tongue isn’t functioning properly, or is in the wrong position, the jaw joint simply won’t be stable.

Dentists and doctors know that the TMJ is a complex and multifaceted part of the body. There are many different ways to alleviate symptoms, and every person is unique in terms of why they experience jaw problems.

I always tell my patients that myofunctional therapy exercises are a great option to help with jaw pain because they are non-invasive, require no dental appliances and can cause absolutely no harm.

In my experience, patients only benefit from this type of treatment, and myofunctional therapy exercises have been shown to significantly decrease jaw pain and headaches if the underlying issue is tongue and muscle related.

 
 

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