Dentists Can Deliver Jaw Pain Relief
Jaw pain is a common concern among patients we treat here at VIP Dentistry. This symptom can indicate that a patient is experiencing pain due to TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) or other conditions, such as a tooth infection. Treating these underlying disorders can bring jaw pain relief and other positive benefits, however, only if they are addressed correctly. Dr. David S. Han brings his professional expertise to help patients reduce jaw pain through correct diagnosis and treatment management.
Should I See a Dentist for Jaw Pain?
While most people will make an appointment with a dentist over tooth, mouth, or gum pain, not everyone realizes that jaw pain might also signal that dental care is required. A joint disorder may cause referred pain to other portions of the face and neck. The sensitive endodontic tissue inside teeth can become inflamed or infected, which leads to pain in several locations, including the jaw. There are other painful symptoms that patients should be aware of. If you experience symptoms like these, make an appointment with your dentist:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Severe sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures
- Swelling or tenderness near an infected tooth
- Tooth decay
- The need for repeated dental procedures on a particular tooth
These and other symptoms can indicate an endodontic concern. Infected teeth can be treated with a root canal or another endodontic procedure. These procedures help preserve the natural tooth and bring about pronounced pain relief.
A root canal may sound like an intimidating procedure, though it actually has many important benefits. Sedation dentistry is a great solution for people who experience dental anxiety. Dr. Han has extensive experience conducting these and other treatment procedures; you can rest assured you are in good hands at VIP Dentistry.
Make an Appointment Today
Jaw pain relief is in sight. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Han. Contact us by calling 909.597.1770.