Jaw pain is no joke to anyone who experiences it every day. What causes it? Why is it happening to you? Are there ways get relief?
We know a Georgetown TMJ dentist who sees jaw pain as one of the most common issues patients often discuss during their consultation with us. We’ll answer all of these questions (and hopefully more) during this blog.
What Causes Pesky Jaw Pain?
Where do we start when it comes to jaw pain? There are so many things that can lead to your jaw aching to the point where it feels like it’s breaking. This is where our state of the art technology comes in very handy — sometimes quite literally with handheld devices that are gentle yet powerful enough to capture digital imagery.
Here are some of the most common causes of jaw pain:
- Teeth grinding – Check out our blog from last month to learn more about this condition. Over time, teeth grinding and jaw clenching can lead to jaw pain and bite problems.
- Periodontal disease – AKA gum disease to your Georgetown dentist who wants to protect you from this at all costs because it can lead to receding gums, loose teeth, and even total tooth loss.
- Temporomandibular disorders – TMD could be the culprit behind pain that is relentless behind your face, jaw, and neck. Talk to a specially trained TMJ dentist like Dr. Winegar who can show you options for treatment that lead to ultimate pain relief.
Are There Ways to Get Relief?
We didn’t forget about finding out the real reason behind your jaw pain and overall discomfort that you can’t seem to shake. Relief is easily a phone call away to Trade Winds Dental at (512) 572-3653. Before we can help you feel better, we need to know what’s bothering you first.