What Can You Do?
We understand that wearing a mask can feel like an inconvenience but wearing one can save lives. If you’re experiencing headaches and jaw pain from your mask there are a few things you can try.
First, try wearing a looser mask. Although a fabric mask doesn’t offer as much protection as an N95 mask, it will feel much more comfortable to wear and your jaw can move more easily.
You can also attach the loops to something that isn’t your ears. Wear a hat or a headband and attach buttons to it that you can attach your mask loops too. This can help take the pressure off your ears.
If your symptoms still don’t resolve, there’s a possibility that you have a TMJ disorder and it’s causing your jaw pain and headaches. If you believe this is the case, please contact Rochester Advanced Dentistry to schedule a consultation for TMJ. Please call (248) 656-2020 to book an appointment with our TMJ dentists in Rochester to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. Jaw pain and headache relief are just a few appointments away!