Do you often feel pain in your jaw or facial area when biting into tough or chewy foods? Do you ever wake up with pains in your jaw area? If any of these situations happened to you, you may be suffering from chronic jaw pain.
Chronic jaw pain often arises due to injuries or ailments to your teeth, gums, head, neck, or facial area. This includes blunt trauma and injuries directly to your teeth, which can often result in toothaches or pulp damage. If you do suffer from these types of injuries, a root canal therapy may be required to help alleviate your joint pain.
Other common oral health disorders that can result in jaw pain include bruxism and TMJ disorders. Bruxism refers to the grinding of your teeth while unconscious, whereas a TMJ disorder refers to damage to your temporomandibular joints within your jaw. Depending on your condition and the level of severity, your dentist can determine what treatment is best for you. Common treatments include mouth protectors, bite guards, muscle relaxants, periodontal treatments, root canal therapy, medications, extractions, meditative therapies, and even exercise.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a healthier smile with jaw pain treatments, set an appointment with Pelandale Dental Care at our dentist office in Modesto, California. Dr. Param Gill and the rest of our team can be reached at (209) 545-9489. We will ensure you get the smile you desire.