Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be a distressing symptom that may be caused by various factors, such as injury, arthritis, and teeth grinding. If you are experiencing persistent or severe jaw pain, seeking professional dental care is crucial to identify the root cause and prevent potential complications.

At Mildura Family Dental, our team of dental professionals provides comprehensive evaluations to assess your jaw pain and determine the most effective treatment options for your specific needs. Depending on the severity and underlying cause of your condition, we may offer personalized treatment plans to alleviate your symptoms and restore your oral health.

In some cases, however, jaw pain may require more specialized care beyond what we can offer in our clinic. If this is the case, we can start the referral process for you to ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment from a trusted specialist.

Don’t let jaw pain affect your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards finding relief.

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Our team of dental professionals will start by examining your jaw and reviewing your medical history to determine the root cause of your pain. Depending on the diagnosis, we may recommend a range of treatment options, including medication, occlusal splint, oral appliances, and jaw exercises to help alleviate the pain and improve your jaw function. We’ll also provide you with tips on how to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid habits that can exacerbate your jaw pain.

We understand that jaw pain can be a debilitating condition that affects your quality of life, which is why we strive to provide compassionate care and support throughout your treatment journey. Don’t let jaw pain keep you from enjoying your favorite activities – schedule an appointment with us at Mildura Family Dental today and take the first step towards a pain-free, healthy smile. We will assess; give you treatment options or sometimes it can be beyond that and we can start the referral process for the patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Jaw pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including teeth grinding or clenching, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, arthritis, sinus infections, nerve damage, and injury.

You can try several home remedies to relieve jaw pain, such as applying ice or heat to the affected area, practicing relaxation techniques, avoiding hard and chewy foods, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

You should see a dentist or doctor if your jaw pain is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other symptoms like difficulty opening your mouth, clicking or popping sounds in your jaw, or headaches. They can evaluate your condition and recommend appropriate treatment.

Jaw pain is diagnosed through a physical exam, medical history, and imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. Your dentist or doctor may also perform a bite test, range-of-motion test, or muscle strength test to assess your jaw function.

The treatment for jaw pain depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Treatment options may include pain relievers, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, stress management techniques, orthodontic treatment, or surgery in rare cases.

Yes, stress can cause jaw pain by leading to teeth grinding or clenching, which can strain the muscles and joints in the jaw. Stress can also contribute to TMJ disorders or exacerbate existing jaw pain.

You can prevent jaw pain by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding chewing gum or hard foods, wearing a mouthguard at night to prevent teeth grinding, managing stress, and seeking prompt treatment for dental or medical conditions that may contribute to jaw pain.

Jaw pain can be a sign of a heart attack, especially in women. However, jaw pain is more commonly associated with dental or musculoskeletal issues. If you experience sudden, severe jaw pain or other symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness, seek emergency medical attention.

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