How Jaw Pain Can Be Connected to Your Oral Health

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Jaw pain is a common problem many people suffer with, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. Jaw pain can be related to your oral health, which is why it’s important to visit your dentist, Drs. Hungerford, Witcher, Walker, Snowden, or Philpott if you are experiencing jaw pain currently.

It’s common for your jaw pain to result from the TMJ disorder, teeth grinding habits, arthritis, periodontal disease, injury, infection, toothaches, and sinus problems.

So, if you experience any of the following symptoms, it’s best to receive treatment as soon as possible: 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.

Treatments for jaw pain include using a mouthguard, muscle relaxants, and medication. Other treatments include meditation, root canal therapy, TMJ disorder treatments, periodontal treatment, and tooth extraction. If necessary, Drs. Hungerford, Witcher, Walker, Snowden, and Philpott will also work with other dentists to meet all of your needs. 

Now that you know all about jaw pain in Manhattan, Kansas, it’s time to take a step closer to a healthy and comfortable life by calling our office at 785-539-5949 and 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!