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By Dentistry at Camp Creek
July 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Jaw pain  

What your dentists in South Atlanta, Georgia want you to knowJaw Pain

 

Jaw pain can be excruciating and you might think it will never end. Jaw pain can also affect other areas of your head and face, causing earaches, headaches and radiating facial pain. The good news is there are effective treatments for jaw pain that can help. Your dentists Dr. Travon Holt or Dr. Tarem Eric Hendricks at Dentistry at Camp Creek in South Atlanta, Georgia want to share the facts about what might be causing your jaw pain.

Your jaw pain might be caused by an obvious issue, like grinding your teeth at night. If you wake up with tight facial and jaw muscles, headaches and earaches, you might be a night grinder. Chronic grinding and clenching can result in jaw joint damage, and cracked, worn or broken teeth. If you are a night grinder, don’t worry! Your dentists in South Atlanta can make you a custom-fit nightguard to protect your teeth and relax your jaws.

Poor jaw alignment can also result in jaw pain because your jaws don’t open and close properly. Bad alignment can create more stress on one section of your jaws, causing pain. Don’t worry! Your dentists at Dentistry at Camp Creek offer a full range of orthodontic treatments to correct your bite and your smile. You can choose from conventional or cosmetic braces, or revolutionary Invisalign clear plastic aligners.

One of the most common causes of persistent jaw pain results from problems with your temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ. The TMJ is an important joint which helps you open and close your jaws. It can shift out of place, causing friction, inflammation and swelling around the joint. Common signs to look for include popping and clicking when you open and close, your jaw locking in place, or pain radiating into other areas of your head and face.

Your dentists in South Atlanta have a full range of services to treat jaw pain from TMJ. They may suggest wearing a night splint or bite guard.

The cause of your jaw pain may be obvious or not-so-obvious, but don’t worry. Your dentists Dr. Travon Holt or Dr. Tarem Eric Hendricks in South Atlanta can provide relief. For more information about jaw pain and other dental issues and treatments call your dentists at Dentistry at Camp Creek in South Atlanta, Georgia. Don’t suffer from jaw pain, call today!


















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