Are you suffering from jaw pain? The truth is that most adults suffer from chronic jaw and facial pain. Because our jaws are used so often, we tend to forget them altogether and do not realize how crucial they are to our health. Thus, it is important to make sure you keep your jaw safe at all times.
Due to the complex nature of your jaw, you can experience symptoms all over your facial area including in and around the ear, within the jaw itself, pain associated with headaches, or issues and problems when biting into foods. Possible causes of jaw pain include sinus irregularities, toothaches, arthritis, tooth grinding, infections, TMJ disorders and periodontal disease. If you suffer from any of these ailments, it is important to visit your dentist for treatments.
Depending on the source of your facial pain associated with your jaw, your dentist can help find the appropriate treatment. Jaw pain treatments include mouth protectors, exercises to strengthen or repair your jaw, muscle relaxants in the form of medications or meditative therapies, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, root canal therapies, or tooth extractions.
To learn more about which jaw pain treatments you would prefer for enhancing your smile, contact John J. Andre, DDS & Associates at (540) 967-0777. Come visit Dr. John J. Andre and our team at our dentist office in Glen Allen and Louisa, Virginia by scheduling an appointment at your earliest opportunity.