Tooth Pain, Jaw Pain
Tooth Pain Relief
When your jaw hurts or a tooth is throbbing, it is hard to concentrate on anything else. When you have oral pain that does not go away after a day or more, it may be a serious oral health issue. At Smiles for Centreville, we never want our patients to suffer from a severe toothache or sore jaw. Call us when you or a family member is in pain and we will schedule you for an exam to find the source of the pain and treat the problem to give you relief.
Teeth contain nerves that can be impacted when there is decay, inflammation or infection, causing pain. You may also experience sensitivity to heat or cold when your enamel is compromised or the gums have receded. If you are having pain or sensitivity, our experienced dental team will find the cause and offer a treatment solution. Often, we can fix tooth problems in one visit to our office, giving you relief from a nagging toothache or annoying sensitivity.
Treatment for Jaw Pain
Jaw pain can be caused by many different oral health issues. TMJ is one possible diagnosis, which is a jaw joint and muscular disorder. You may also suffer from bruxism, which is when you grind your teeth at night or clench your jaw. Misalignment problems can also cause jaw pain, making it uncomfortable when you talk or chew.
To find the cause of your jaw pain, our dental team can take digital x-rays and determine what is putting stress on your jaw. Treatment depends on the issue causing you pain; in some cases, something as simple as wearing a dental nightguard when you sleep can relieve jaw stress. Another option may include orthodontic treatment to fix misaligned teeth.
When you are experiencing pain in a tooth or your jaw, contact Smiles for Centreville right away. We will get you in for a prompt appointment to uncover the cause of your pain and give you treatment options to get relief.