Your jaw is important to your oral health. It is oftentimes the most overlooked part of your oral area. Usually, the teeth, tongue, and gums in the mouth are what is considered to be part of your oral area.
However, the jaw is another component that should be considered, as you want to make sure that you're taking care of the health and wellness of your jaw in addition to those other features.
Chewing, biting, or moving your jaw should never hurt. You shouldn't think twice about doing any of this, and pain should not be an issue you're experiencing. However, if you are experiencing pain in your jaw, then there is a cause for this, and it is something that requires treatment from our office.
Some of the reasons to have jaw pain can include a number of conditions, but some of the most common ones are teeth grinding, especially at night when you're sleeping, or TMJ, which is a chronic, recurring pain in the jaw. You may even develop arthritis in the jaw area. Clenching your jaw, again, while sleeping can cause this pain to happen. Having any sort of injuries happen to the mouth or face area can cause the jaw to regularly hurt because of the trauma that was experienced.
It is important to speak with our dental professionals because you should have a way to get the relief you need in your jaw. Speak with us today regarding any and all jaw pain that you are experiencing to ensure that you have the best treatment plan possible that eliminates that pain from your life. We take the time to get to know every patient that comes to see us, so that we can accurately provide you with a diagnosis and a treatment plan that works with you and the issues you're personally experiencing.