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Due to the risks associated with the jaw and facial pain, it is important to visit our dental office if you begin to experience any discomfort within your face. Jaw and facial pain can be linked to issues with your jaw, your mouth or your head. Oftentimes, they can be associated with discomfort in and around your ears, tenderness with your jaw, headaches, earaches or discomfort when biting. If you are experiencing any of these problems, it is important to visit our office for comprehensive diagnosis and in some cases, an X-ray. Common causes of facial pain include the following:

– bruxism, also referred to as tooth grinding
– oral health accidents and injuries
– periodontal disease, also known as gum disease
– damage to your jaw, including TMJ disorders
– arthritis
– toothaches
– sinus problems and irregularities
– infections

If you are suffering from jaw or facial pain and the problem has been found, there are several treatment plans that can be used. Visit our dentist to receive the appropriate treatment, including the following options:

– antibiotics
– medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs
– a root canal therapy if damage to the pulp has occurred
– periodontal treatments in times when your gums are suffering from infections and other issues
– a tooth extraction to remove a damaged or dead tooth
– exercises designed to strengthen your jaw and face
– muscle relaxants
– mouth protectors such as mouth guards, night guards and bite plates

Would you like to visit our dentist for an oral health assessment to determine your jaw and facial pain causes? For assistance with jaw and facial pain treatments, please contact Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. to set up an appointment with us at our dental office in Appleton, Wisconsin, by calling us at 920.739.9612. Dr. Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting and our team are here to help you get the healthy smile of your dreams!