Since having my braces fitted and my teeth moving my jaw ache has got worse, I'm willing to put up with it as it's all for the greater good but it does get tedious at times!
I have now got my jaw ache relief kit down to T and more often than not it does help to soothe my poor little jaws.
So my drug of choice for jaw ache relief is Ibuprofen, a lovely anti-inflammatory that I can always rely on.
|Jaw ache relief|
If it gets really bad, then I take Syndol (paracetamol and codeine) but it makes me really tired and a bit nauseous so I try not to take it that often and you can get addicted to codeine.
My amazing heat pad is my best friend and number 1 combatter against jaw ache! It's gel based so I just pop it in some hot water and let it heat up for a while then put it in it's sleeve and hold against my face. This thing works wonders, really helps to relax all my muscles, its so soothing and lovely. It can also be frozen, so when the time comes for post surgery ice packs I am covered!
|Jaw ache relief - heated pad|
I have two of these, I keep one at home and one at work, I used to get caught out and end up in pain at work so now it's a normal occurrence for my colleagues to see me with a blue thing pressed against my face. I'm thinking of buying a stretchy hairband type thing so I can use it to strap the heat pack to my face and then I can go handsfree with my heated relief at work and be able to type with two hands.
I currently have jaw ache so I'm about to go and heat up my wonder pad and get some relief!
Also found this good picture of my profile last night whilst going through my ex's camera. Doing the handover of stuff tomorrow so I thought I'd best get the pictures I want to keep before I give him back his camera!
This is me (with hair extensions in) and my friend on a night out recently, I think this picture really shows just how far forward my lower jaw and lip juts out and actually my top jaw looks really small in comparison. Also naughty me for drinking a vodka and diet coke without a straw! Sorry teeth!
Only 5 weeks to go till my next appointment, roll on April!