This blog post from the team at Crystal Dental Group in High Point looks at some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain.
Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens with a cold or allergies.
Jaw pain may also be caused by teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. People with bruxism tend to clench their jaws – sometimes when they’re asleep, sometimes when awake. Mild bruxism doesn’t necessarily require extensive treatment. Correcting it can be as simple as cutting back on coffee and other stimulants.
More severe cases can lead to jaw disorders, headaches, and even issues like sleep apnea. At Crystal Dental Group we can evaluate your bruxism, and make a custom mouth guard to wear at night. This protects the teeth and acts as a cushion.
The source of jaw pain can be identified at Crystal Dental Group in High Point, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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