What is the cause of teenager jaw pain?

Is your teen complaining of jaw pain, chronic headaches, or facial pain? Like adults, teens can suffer from pain in the face, jaw, and in the ear. Perhaps your teen has debilitating headaches that are impacting school and other activities. Issues with jaw movement can result in difficulty chewing, difficulty yawning, and painful “clicking.” Sometimes, these problems are attributable to trauma. Teenagers are constantly on the move, engaging in all types of physical activities from morning till night. They are subject to all kinds of accidents, sports injuries and falls. Teens are also heavy users of smartphones and other technologies. When texting away or surfing social media with these devices, their heads and necks are often in awkward forward head positions that cause neck muscle tension and strain. Your teen’s facial or jaw pain can be related to [...]