In some cases, jaw pain will come and go. However, when jaw pain persists for a long time, it might be a sign of an even worse condition. The pains can be as a result of a variety of issues, from TMJ disorders to issues with teeth alignment.
In other cases, the pain can result from the over development of cavities. Generally, experiencing jaw pains should be a sign that you need to contact us soon. Since there are cases of false alarms, here are a few signs that you need to schedule an appointment with us soon.
Signs Of A Bigger Issue
For some people, the pain might radiate to other areas of the body. You might experience pain on your facial muscles, and around the ear. Others experience pain in the neck and shoulders, especially when they are talking, yawning, or chewing. If combined with popping, clicking, or grating sounds when opening your mouth, it is possible that you are experiencing a TMJ disorder.
The pain may even make it tough to chew your food. In the worst-case scenario, you are likely to experience headaches, trouble opening your mouth, hearing loss, ear pains, and ringing in the ears. The pain may get so intense to the level where it affects your productivity. You might feel fatigued and sore as you weather the pain.
Treatment Of Jaw Pain
Ideally, the best treatment option for jaw pain will depend on your unique situation. We need to diagnose the cause of the pain to ensure that it can be eliminated. That's why it is ideal to report the pains as soon as they start. Jaw pains are disruptive by nature. They will make it tough to do everyday tasks, let alone eating your food. Contact us today to get diagnosed and treated if you experience any jaw pain.