If you are suffering from any form of jaw or facial pain, it is important to visit your dentist to determine its exact cause. Jaw or facial pain has numerous causes, some of which can be due to underlying oral ailments including bruxism, TMJ disorders, and periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Furthermore, jaw pain can be caused by sinus problems, infections, oral accidents or injuries, arthritis, and even toothaches.
If you suffer from jaw or facial pain, it is important to visit your dentist for the appropriate treatment plans. Your dentist will be able to conduct a comprehensive exam to not only diagnose the pain but also treat it. Numerous medications are available including muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and antibiotics. If further therapy is necessary, exercises can be recommended. Mouth protectors also tend to be highly effective. In some cases, your jaw or facial pain may be severe and require additional oral health care treatments. If this is the case, a root canal therapy, a periodontal treatment, or a tooth extraction may be required.
When you are ready to visit the dentist office of Dental Arts of Frederick in Frederick, Maryland, for jaw or facial pain treatments, you can book an exam by calling us at 301-663-5552. Dr. Kevin Oakes and our entire team look forward to providing you with the optimum care you need.