How Your Jaw Pain Can Relate to Your Oral Health

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Jaw pain is a common problem in the world today, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. Whether you believe it or not, your jaw pain could be related to your oral health, and our dental team is here to help you pinpoint the problem as well as treat it as soon as possible. So, if you ever experience jaw pain, please call Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA at 704-523-7221 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert H. Watson. Until then, we recommend doing a little more research on the topic by reading the answers to the following questions:

What are common symptoms of jaw pain?
Common symptoms of jaw pain include toothaches, headaches, neck aches, ear aches, and shoulder aches. Other symptoms include pain or tenderness in the face, stuck or locked jaw, facial tiredness, trouble chewing, facial swelling, and clicking, popping, or grating sounds when you open and close your mouth.

What are the causes of the jaw pain?
There are many things that could be causing the pain, like the TMJ disorder, teeth-grinding habits, arthritis, periodontal disease, injury, infection, toothaches, and sinus problems.

What are available treatments?
Treatments for jaw pain include the use of a mouth guard, muscle relaxants, and medication. Other treatments include meditation, root canal therapy, TMJ disorder treatments, periodontal treatment, and tooth extraction.

Now that you know all about jaw pain, it’s time to take a step closer to a healthy and comfortable life by meeting with our dental team. We are happy to examine your smile, make a diagnosis, and offer the right kind of treatment. We look forward to improving your quality of life!