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Does Cold Weather Hurt Your Jaw?

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized

Do you notice pain in your jaw when it is cold outside? Do you feel sharp pains in your jaw and teeth during chilly weather? If so, you may have a serious jaw condition that needs treatment by a specialist.

Although it is possible that cavities are the source of your pain, it is likely to be an issue with your temporomandibular joint, a hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. If you experience pain in this area, it is likely to be a temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ or TMD) which can cause pain in your jaw joints and muscles that controls your jaw.

Other symptoms of TMJ or TMD include:

  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Pain when chewing
  • Pain when opening your mouth
  • Clicking, grating, or popping sounds in your jaw
  • If you suffer from any of these issues as well as pain in your jaw during cold weather, then you need to visit your dentist. Your dentist can best address the situation and can move forward with a treatment plan to relieve your pain.

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