A little over a week ago, I started having jaw pain. It felt like someone sucker punched me on the right side of my face below my ear. I hoped it would go away but when it started to spread through my whole mouth and made talking and eating uncomfortable, I finally decided to see the dentist.
I was diagnosed with having temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. To relieve the pain I have to wear an oral splint at night and when I feel discomfort. The problem is often caused by tension.
Tension from concentrating on playing Rock Band too much and holding my jaw in an awkward position. True story.