About a week and a half ago I had an unsettling Saturday night. I had dental pain, facial numbness, and burning running around my eyes and down the back of my neck. After my aunt’s death last year from a tooth abscess, my mind went down a spiral. I promptly motored off the to ER. However, at the end of my time there, I was told there was nothing wrong. In fact, they had a hard time understanding why I was even there. I had a dentist’s appointment in a few day. Maybe they could provide me with more answers.
The dental office was very thorough. The dentist even had my x-rays confirmed with the other dentist in the office to make sure she didn’t overlook anything. The prognosis? I have perfect teeth. Although that was great news, it still left me with the issue of my dental pain. I decided to consult my favorite reference. I confirmed what I had previously suspected and why I hadn’t paid much attention to the occasional pain I’d been having for a few weeks. Trigger points in my neck and face were the most likely cause of my Saturday night scare.
Today I want to break down my trigger point self-massage for dental pain. In the video above, I’ll cover the three muscles that most commonly cause dental pain. I’ve had a lot of success with these massages and if you’re feeling dental pain there’s a fair chance one of these three is the culprit, but still, go see your dentist. Better to catch things before they become a big scare! If you want to know more about trigger points check out The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook.