My jaw hurts from chewing gum. What can I do?

TMJ dysfunction. can be caused by habitual gum chewing. Chewing gum is a popular activity, but not recommended by the dentist.
Hm, quit chewing? Not to be sarcastic, but sometimes the body warns us that we are injuring it by signaling us with pain. If you cut back chewing and avoid clenching of your jaw as well (which can also cause jaw muscle pain) and your pain begins to resolve then you have your answer.
Chew less. Chew less gum. If jaw pain persists, see an oral surgeon for diagnosis/recommendations.
Don't chew gum. You probably are sore because you clench and grind your teeth and the gum chewing makes it worse. See your dentist for a bite guard and evaluation.

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