Are you familiar with all the causes of jaw pain and the procedures necessary to treat it? Although many of us will probably experience jaw and facial pain at some point, it is often difficult to diagnose without the help of an experienced professional. Through the use of x-rays, your dentist can determine what is causing your pain.
If you are suffering from underlying conditions within your mouth, your dentist will be able to discover which ones are responsible for your pain. This can include issues such as infections, toothaches, bruxism, TMJ disorders, and gum disease. Further risks for jaw and facial pain include arthritis or sinus problems and injuries that you may have sustained.
Once the cause of your jaw and facial pain has been discovered, appropriate treatments can be given. While prescription medication may be useful, mouth guards or stretching exercises or other therapeutic methods can also help.
If you are experiencing jaw and facial pain, please call Jeffrey Lopes DMD so we can schedule an appointment for you to see Dr. Jeffrey Lopes and our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in Sonoma, California. To reach us, call our office at 707-996-6704.