When you have pain in the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull, it is not something you should ignore. In fact, these pains could progress to much larger problems relating to the joint itself and the muscles surrounding the joint.
The first thing we would do is try and figure out why your jaw hurts. Do you have an infected tooth? Do you have biting issues? Maybe you're clenching or grinding. Once we'd figured out exactly what it was that was causing your jaw to hurt, then we can go through and go over some options. If you have an infected tooth, we can give you antibiotics and bring you back and get a tooth out, maybe you need to do a root canal. If it's a joint issue, then we can diagnose and treat your jaw joint. There's a lot of options out there, whether it's some guards that you would wear during the day or during the nighttime, or it can be as involved as doing orthodontics of some kind to get your jaw into a better position or get your teeth into a better position to help your jaw rest.
Why Do I Have A TMD?
There are many reasons you may be subjected to a painful TMD, and some of the most common reasons include:
At Oregon Smile Care Center, we know the great pain that can be caused by a TMD, and that is why we provide our expertise in TMD treatment to you. Letting us fix your TMD will lead to less pain and ultimately a happier, healthier life.
If you have pain in your jaw, you need to get it checked out to avoid more painful problems. To get your jaw pain evaluated, contact us by calling (503) 837-2718 or through our handy online form. We want to ease your pain at Oregon Smile Care Center!