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Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Williams
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any "unnatural" position, including leaving the mouth open for too long or too wide can lead to tmd and facial pain.
I would see a dentist or ENT if it continues.

In brief: Yes

Any "unnatural" position, including leaving the mouth open for too long or too wide can lead to tmd and facial pain.
I would see a dentist or ENT if it continues.
Dr. Scott Williams
Dr. Scott Williams
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes. There is usually an anatomical reason for mouth breathing.
See ENt doc to check for nasal obstruction. Sometimes mouth breathing related to occlusion. If so, see orthodontist. If facial pain a problem, see TMJ-orofacial pain expert.

In brief: Yes

Yes. There is usually an anatomical reason for mouth breathing.
See ENt doc to check for nasal obstruction. Sometimes mouth breathing related to occlusion. If so, see orthodontist. If facial pain a problem, see TMJ-orofacial pain expert.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Open mouth breathing

Yes, open mouth breathing is a suspected contributing factor to temporomandibular disorders(tmd).
The open position can cause strain on the ligaments and tendons which can ache after a prolonged period of time in a stretched position.

In brief: Open mouth breathing

Yes, open mouth breathing is a suspected contributing factor to temporomandibular disorders(tmd).
The open position can cause strain on the ligaments and tendons which can ache after a prolonged period of time in a stretched position.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Mouth-breathing can cause facial pain as your jaw is stressed and not in it's comfortable position.
This could cause muscle or joint discomforts and triggers pain.

In brief: Yes

Mouth-breathing can cause facial pain as your jaw is stressed and not in it's comfortable position.
This could cause muscle or joint discomforts and triggers pain.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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