Today there are a variety of options available for pain relief. Typically, many people will go the way of medication or even surgery if completely necessary. However, what about the alternative options you have for receiving pain relief? While many people might not agree with it, essential oils have been proven to provide relief in many ways. The FDA has not listed it as an option, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it out! I know many people who utilize essential oils for a wide range of symptoms and they say it works every time, which helps to keep options natural. Let’s take a look at some essential oil options you might want to test out for pain relief—your patients might enjoy these options in addition to their oral appliance therapy!


Lemongrass is a great essential oil option, but why? Well, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of this essential oil:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Fruity smelling
  • Helps to ease the pain from earaches that radiates into jaw and neck

There you have it—it not only smells good, but it is an anti-inflammatory that helps to provide relief from earaches to jaw and neck pain.

Pain-X and Muscle Relax

In addition to the use of an oral appliance for proper treatment, Pain-X helps with the pain. Alternating between Pain-X and Muscle Relax can allow for proper relief, but don’t be afraid to utilize both at the same time while massaging it onto the area of your jaw joint, as well as behind the ears.


There are so many options available for essential oils and, yes, there is one called Strength that works! Many people have used Strength for their TMD and have shown success. Simply take the Strength essential oil and rub it around the jaw area to gently massage the joint. By doing this, many people have experienced almost immediate relief from discomfort—its worth a try, right?  You might even want to try to put a drop of Strength behind each ear, on the jaw and at the base of the neck to cover all areas that might experience soreness.

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils and the different options available, do it! And, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me because I have some experience with these oils as well! Let me know your thoughts on essential oils and how they might have worked for you or your patients!