Jaw pain can be debilitating. If you are suffering from pain in your jaw, the first step will need to be identifying the cause. Once we diagnose the source of your pain, we will create a personalized treatment plan to bring you relief.


Common Causes

The causes of pain in the jaw or face can vary widely and may include:

  1. Tooth decay
    Severe tooth decay can lead to radiating pain or pain deep in the jaw. Removing the decayed tissue and replacing it with a dental filling should eliminate this symptom.
  2. Cracked or broken teeth
    Dental trauma can lead to nerve damage, which can cause jaw pain. The treatment may include root canal therapy and a crown for restoration.
  1. Abscessed teeth
    This type of infection is often marked by deep, throbbing pain, and it needs to be treated with a root canal. If the infection is particularly severe, you may need an extraction.
  1. Bruxism
    Bruxism is also called teeth grinding. Many people are unaware that they grind their teeth in their sleep until they notice symptoms such as pain in their teeth or jaws. A night guard can prevent the grinding and cushion their teeth.
  2. TMJ
    TMJ is a jaw disorder that is marked by pain and dysfunction. A variety of treatments is available to combat this common problem.

Although many people try to treat their jaw pain at home, DIY therapies cannot address the underlying cause. Our dentist will use X-rays and other images to diagnose the problem, and we can treat not just the pain, but the issue that is causing your pain. Proper treatment can also stop the spread of any dental disease underlying the discomfort. You can reduce the risk of pain with good dental habits and proper dental care, including regular dental checkups, good dental hygiene, and the use of a mouth guard or night guard, as needed.

Jaw pain can keep you from eating a healthy diet. It can interrupt your sleep and complicate your life. Relief is just a phone call away. Schedule your appointment with our dentist today to learn more.

Insurance Policy

Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.

We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.

Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.


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