To keep your smile safe, it is always important to analyze all aspects of your oral health care and improve any areas that may be suffering. In several instances, symptoms may arise to let you know of issues that have developed in your teeth and gums. One particularly common symptom is recurring jaw and facial pain. If you are suffering from jaw and facial pain, be sure to look into the risk factors and potential causes.
Due to the fact that there are several oral health risks associated with jaw and facial pain, it is important to always be aware that it could be an indication of a deeper, underlying condition. Oral health risks, such as gum disease and TMJ disorders, are possible risk factors for jaw and facial pain. Other possible causes include arthritis, oral accidents and injuries, infections, sinus problems and toothaches.
Visit our dentist for a thorough examination, which may include X-rays. With this examination, our dentist can determine what is causing your jaw and facial pain. If, for any reason, you are suffering from an underlying condition, you may require some dental work, such as root canal therapy, periodontal treatment or even a tooth extraction. Other possible but more minor treatments include jaw exercises, anti-inflammatory drugs and mouth guards.
If you are you suffering from jaw and facial pain, Dr. Mark Berard and our team at our dental office in Holland, Michigan, can help you finally achieve relief from your discomfort and life a more pain-free life. Give us a call today at 616-392-2853 to book an appointment.