Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Jaw Pain Treatments

If you are suffering from any form of jaw and facial pain, it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible to determine what is causing it. Typical symptoms of jaw and facial pain include tenderness of your jaw, pain in and around your ear, difficulties biting or chewing, headaches, and earaches that do not arise in your ear. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, visit your dentist for a thorough examination.

Potential causes of jaw pain can vary greatly. Jaw pain can arise from numerous sources including sinus problems, oral infections, arthritis, oral accidents and injuries, and other similar issues. In addition, numerous oral health ailments can also lead to jaw and facial pain, including bruxism, periodontal disease, TMJ disorders, and toothaches.

If you are suffering from jaw or facial pain, your dentist can help determine what is the best treatment plan for your individual oral health care needs. Potential forms of treatment that can be extremely helpful include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, medications, muscle relaxants, as well as oral health care exercise routines. Your dentist may also recommend the addition of mouth protectors including mouth guards, night guards, or bite plates. Furthermore, extensive treatments may be needed for joint pain if a severe underlying condition exists. Thus, root canal therapy, periodontal treatment, and potential tooth extractions may be required.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your possible jaw pain treatment with Dr. Gonzalez and our team at Alamogordo Dental Group, please call 575.437.7473 to stop by our dentist office in Alamogordo, New Mexico.


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