Oral Health Care Procedures: Jaw and Facial Pain

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Did you know the jaw pain can be caused by a wide assortment of oral health disorders and conditions? Severe ailments such as bruxism, periodontal disease, and temporomandibular disorders can all be the cause of jaw pain. Fortunately, various oral health treatments exist to repair your jaw.

Frequent jaw pain often arises with sensitivity or tenderness within your jaw. However other symptoms of jaw pain include headaches and irregular pains felt in and around your teeth and ears. On many occasions, jaw pain increases when biting into foods. Jaw pain is also linked to various ailments such as toothaches, infections, oral accidents, and oral health hygiene failures.

To treat jaw pain, our team can use x-rays to determine your exact disorders. Treatments will be described depending on your oral health condition. Common treatments include medications, pain relievers, antibiotics, and mouth guards and bite plates. If you feel any irregular pain in and around your jaw or facial area, consult your oral surgeon at our office to set up an oral examination.

St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is located in Chesterfield, Missouri. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Stemme and all of our wonderful team for jaw pain, please call our office at 314-434-0493. We look forward to your visit.