A drop in temperature may not just chill you to the bone this winter – for some people, it can actually trigger all kind of pains. The first thing you should do, is get your teeth checked, to rule out cavities as a cause for your pain. But the weather can have an effect on your body in ways you may not expect.
Studies have shown that changes in barometric pressure that often accompany a drop in temperature can trigger pain by causing air pockets throughout your body to expand and/or shrink, putting pressure on the nerves.
Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMJ, are also common in adult women.
Symptoms can include:
- Chewing pain
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Clicking or grating sounds in the joint
Shivering in cold weather can cause the muscles in your jaw to constrict or spasm, which can also result in pain. Always talk to our doctor to determine the best treatment based on your condition.