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Old 11-30-2018, 03:48 PM   #4
Piping Potential
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Default Re: Jaw Pain - Piping

When you're not playing, does your jaw click or pop when you open it? It may be that you've either recently begun jaw clenching/teeth grinding when you sleep, or the years of doing it are finally catching up. Playing the pipes would exacerbate this if you tend to bite down hard on the blow pipe.

I agree with RJB, a trip to the dentist wouldn't hurt. They can look at your teeth and see if you've been grinding or clenching. You might also experiment with using either thicker padding on the blowpipe (like plastic tubing) or taking off the silicon and using nothing at all.
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