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If for any reason your oral health care is lacking, it can lead to a severe downturn in your oral health. Furthermore, if you suffer from jaw or facial pain, it could be linked to an underlying symptom deep within the body. Thus, it is important to understand what is causing your jaw pain and what treatments can be used to correct it

Numerous risk factors exist for jaw pain, including sinus problems, toothaches, headaches, arthritis, injuries, bruxism, periodontal disease and even issues associated with your temporomandibular joints. Once the cause of your jaw pain has been discovered, proper treatment can be given. Ideally, you should consider using oral appliances such as mouth protectors or medications including muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and antibiotics. In severe cases, extensive procedures will need to be used, including root canal therapy, periodontal treatment, and tooth extractions.

If you would like a jaw and facial pain treatment from Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke at our dentist office in Burke, Virginia, please connect with us at 703-801-6166. Dr. Michael King and our entire team will ensure you get the jaw and facial pain treatments you desire. We look forward to improving your oral health care for this year and many years to come.