To help limit the common causes of jaw and facial pain, always make sure you’re taking care of your teeth and gums whenever possible. Exercise caution within your day-to-day life so you do not end up suffering an oral accident or injury. If you do suffer from any forms of jaw and facial pain, you should visit your dentist for a comprehensive exam and x-ray to determine the cause of your pain.
Did you know that not all forms of jaw and facial pain result in teeth that need to be taken out? In most instances, oral pain is often linked to problems with an underlying oral health issue that you may have. Bruxism, gum disease and TMJ disorders are known causes of jaw and facial pain. Furthermore, if you have a toothache or are suffering from arthritis, it may also cause problems within your mouth.
If you are suffering from TMJ disorder, it is important to visit our dentist for the appropriate oral health appliances. Normally a mouth protector or guard will be crafted and designed to help keep your teeth and gums safe from further damage. Various medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs, can be used. In severe instances, a root canal therapy or tooth extractions will be necessary. Strength exercises can often be employed as well.
To learn more about jaw and facial pain, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Midtown Dental, please call us at our dental office in Houston, Texas, at 713-481-5693. Dr. R. Nab and our entire team thank you for visiting with a smile!