Many people suffer from chronic jaw pain. If you’re one of these people, it’s time to take care of yourself and receive treatment. Jaw pain can alter your life in many ways. In fact, it can cause pain all hours of the day and night and it can also make talking and eating extremely difficult. So, if you experience any of the following symptoms, it’s best to call Tracey Tabor Williams, DMD and schedule an appointment with one of our caring dentists, Dr. Williams and Dr. Montefalco:
- Pain or tenderness in your face or jaw joint area
- Difficulty opening your mouth widely
- Experiencing stuck or locked jaw
- Clicking or popping sounds each time you open your mouth
- Facial tiredness
- Experiencing an uncomfortable bite
- Facial swelling
- Toothaches, headaches, ear aches, and neck aches
- Upper shoulder pain
- Ringing in the ears
The causes of the jaw pain generally include the TMJ disorder, teeth-grinding habits, sinus problems, infection, toothaches, arthritis, injury, periodontal disease, and jaw problems. Luckily, there are many treatments available that can help you. Some of those treatments include using a mouthguard, meditating, taking muscles relaxants, receiving root canal therapy, having your TMJ disorder treated, having a tooth extracted, taking medication, and performing specific exercises.
Our team is here to help you in any way we can, so we encourage you to call us at 317.637.4636 and ask us any questions so we can help you better understand the symptoms, causes, and treatments of your jaw pain in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Williams and Dr. Montefalco look forward to helping you restore your oral health and helping you live a normal, healthy life!