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Common Dental Issues We Fix:

Tooth Pain & Jaw Pain

Pain in the jaw and/or teeth may indicate a larger problem. Find out with a visit to Waterville Family Dentistry, where we treat tooth and jaw pain.

Tooth And Jaw Pain Treated by Waterville, Maine, Dentist Near Me

By Waterville Family Dentistry

Why Do I Have Tooth & Jaw Pain?

There are multiple possible sources of pain when it comes to your teeth and jaw, but if the pain just keeps on growing, it’s time we work together to figure it out.

Jaw pain can affect other areas of the neck, face and head. Sometimes, tooth and jaw pain develops from causes including:

  • Injury (Broken or Dislocated Jaw and/or Strain
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
  • Dental Surgery
  • Sinus Infection
  • Gum Disease & Cavities
  • Toothache (Including Abscess)
  • Neuropathic Pain (Nerve Tissue Damage)
  • Damaged Blood Vessels
  • Arthritis

Since many of these causes can affect individuals in different ways, it’s important to know whether your tooth and jaw pain is temporary or permanent. Many times pain in the teeth and jaw will subside if left untreated, but if it persists, we recommend you see a medical health professional ASAP.

Experiencing mild to severe jaw pain? Don’t suffer, let’s figure it out.

Facial Pain Symptoms:

  • Tender Joints, Muscles
  • Decreased Range of Motion
  • Facial Pain Escalates When Jaw Moves
  • Issues With Alignment of Jaw
  • Clicking or Popping Sounds
  • Ear Ringing & Earaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Fever
  • Facial Swelling

As you can see, there are many causes and symptoms when it comes to tooth and jaw pain. Come in for a visit and our highly skilled and professional dental health professionals will work with you to understand your pain and devise a course of treatment.

Tooth & Jaw Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment

First, your Waterville family and general dentist will do a physical examination that may include dental x-rays and other diagnostic tests to help diagnose the source of your tooth and jaw pain.

More About TMJ

A medical condition that affects multiple factors concerning the movement of the jaw, TMJ affects the muscles, joints and bones in the area. This can be highly uncomfortable and also painful.

TMJ Symptoms May Include:

  • Face & Jaw Pain
  • Locked Jaw
  • Teeth Grinding & Clenching
  • Difficulty Chewing, Opening Mouth
  • Clicking, Grinding, or Popping
  • Burning Sensation in Mouth
  • Overly Sensitive Teeth

Treatment Options: No More Pain!

There are as many different treatments for tooth and jaw pain as there are reasons for it. No matter the cause of your discomfort, our goal is to get you pain free and feeling like yourself again as soon as possible.

To diagnose jaw pain, a doctor will ask the person about their symptoms and carry out a physical examination. They may also recommend a blood test, an imaging study, or both.

In some cases, the doctor might also suggest psychological and psychiatric screening.

If they believe that a specific condition is causing the pain, they may recommend tests specifically for that condition. Following are some of the treatments that may be used:

  • Use of Mouthguard
  • Physical Therapy & Pain Relief
  • Rebuilding Damaged Jaw Bone
  • Stretching
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Root Canal

In the end, there’s no reason for you to be in pain, especially if you’re not sure why. Let’s get to the bottom of it and get rid of it, leaving you pain-free and living life!

 

Your first visit won’t be your last.

We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!