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  • PIMM Wix Team

Jaw Pain Comes In Many forms; One Specialist Can Help

One of the most common, troublesome, and tricky complaints the orthodontist at Orthodontics, Inc. hears from patients concerns jaw pain. The cause of this type of condition can be difficult to diagnose, but our orthodontist has the experience and technology to get to the root of the problem and provide treatment to alleviate pain and correct the underlying cause.

Chronic conditions associated with the jaw and facial area can lead to discomfort in and around the ear, headaches, tenderness, and pain when biting. Some of the factors that can trigger jaw pain include grinding the teeth, clenching the jaw, sinus problems, periodontal (gum) disease, toothaches, or misalignment of the jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Jaw pain can also be brought on by an injury, arthritis, or an infection.

In evaluating the potential causes of your jaw pain, our orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination and ask about your medical history. We also may require X-rays to make our determination. Keep in mind that our orthodontist has had years of specialized training beyond dental school in the proper fit and function of the teeth and jaws. No one is better trained and equipped to ensure that your bite and jaw are aligned correctly.

The treatment options for jaw and facial pain vary depending on the cause but could be as simple as using a mouth protector, performing specially designed exercises, or taking an anti-inflammatory. In other cases, an antibiotic or periodontal treatment may be necessary. Whatever method we recommend, you can feel confident that the care you’ll receive from the friendly, attentive staff in our comfortable office will be the very best.

If you’ve been living with jaw and facial pain but have been putting off seeking treatment, you can put your trust in the orthodontist at Orthodontics, Inc. We have successfully treated many patients with these concerns, and we can do the same for you. Please contact us today for an appointment.

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