TMJ Disorder Queen Creek AZ



Many people, adults and children, suffer from chronic jaw pain or facial pain.  Some symptoms that are fairly common are pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, pain when biting, or headaches.  There are several things that cause facial pain, so it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.  If you are experiencing any chronic symptoms like this, speak to your dentist so they can conduct a thorough examination.  This may include x-rays.  Most facial pain can be treated, as long as the cause can be pinpointed.  Often it is something relatively simple.  If you fear it may be because of grinding, ask a loved one to pay attention to you while you are sleeping.  There are also sleep studies that can be done and a professional can watch you to see what your sleeping habits are. TMJ Disorder Queen Creek AZ

Possible causes of jaw pain/facial pain:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth grinding
  • Injury to the area  #smilewithconfidence
  • Gum disease
  • Problems with jaw or the temporomandibular joint
  • Arthritis
  • Sinus issues
  • Infections

The following may be recommended for treatment depending on what the source  TMJ Disorder Queen Creek AZ

  • Mouth guard
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Root canal therapy
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Tooth extraction

Again, if you find yourself battling any of these issues, speak to your dentist right away or even your physician so a diagnosis can be given along with treatment.  Here at #martindental we would love to help you out and get you feeling 100%!  Our goal is to give you the best experience possible along with the best care! 

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