Fact Finder: Jaw Pain Treatments

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Are you a frequent sufferer of jaw pain? Have you ever been diagnosed with jaw pain or an oral health condition that is known to contribute to jaw pain? If so, you may be suffering from chronic joint pain. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can be given to help alleviate pain associated with your jaw. Listed below are a few of your options:

– Mouth protector
– Antibiotics
– Muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medications
– Tooth extraction treatments
– Exercise and meditative therapies to help lower your stress
– Root canal therapy
– Periodontal treatment

The type of treatment you will need to alleviate your pain is dependent upon what is causing your jaw pain. If your jaw pain is linked to an oral health condition, it is important to first spot the condition before you jaw pain can be alleviated. Common oral health disorders that can contribute to jaw pain include the following:

– Bruxism
– Temporomandibular joint disorders
– Toothaches
– Periodontal disease

Make sure to take good care of your jaw and smile. For more information about jaw pain, or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry and our team at TLN Family Dental, give us a call at 713-723-2600. Our dentist office is conveniently located in Houston, Texas. We look forward to seeing you smile.