Aching Jaw

If your jaw aches, it’s usually because of increased tension in the surrounding muscles. This is often related to stress, tiredness or anxiety, and is quite common among students taking exams.

Painkillers and sedatives may relieve the symptoms in the short term, but you may also consider trying relaxation techniques. If you grind your teeth at night while you sleep, you could wear a ‘biteguard’ to limit any damage.