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What Jaw Pain Could Mean

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Dentistry

Having jaw pain is never fun. In fact, if you are experiencing jaw pain than you could be experiencing issues eating, drinking, and talking. There are many different explanations for jaw pain.

Here are some possible causes of jaw pain:
• TMJ or TMD
• Sinus problems
• Toothache
• Infections
• Tooth grinding
• Periodontal disease

A dentist cannot address all of these problems, but can set a treatment plan for some of them. For issues such as tooth grinding your dentist may recommend a mouth guard or a night guard to put an end to your grinding. This takes pressure off the teeth and jaw.

For other issues your dentist might recommend root canal therapy, antibiotics, or even tooth extraction. Talk to your dentist if you are experiencing jaw pain because they can help ease your pain and find a way to treat and resolve the problem.

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