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JAW PAIN

Jaw Pain
 Popping/Clicking/Grinding Teeth

myofunctional therapy jaw pain

How Myofunctional Therapy Can Help to Relieve Jaw Pain

 

Many people with jaw pain have tongue thrust and mouth breathing habits. Eliminating these habits through myofunctional therapy exercise is an excellent jaw pain treatment because it helps to stabilize the jaw.

If you’re experiencing constant or periodic bouts of pain in your jaw, the first thing you need to do is see a dentist who specializes in TMJ therapy. Once the pain is eliminated, we’ll focus on how to prevent it from returning.

Following a personalized assessment, I’ll evaluate you for correct nasal breathing with the lips together and the tongue resting on the roof of the mouth. I’ll then assess for incorrect swallowing habits, identifying which muscles are weak and not functioning correctly. From there we'll design a therapy program specifically for you. The goal is to strengthen and re-train your face and mouth muscles to work together in harmony, keeping stress off the jaw joint. 

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Shelly Azevedo
Myofunctional Therapist