Do you frequently experience orofacial pain? This discomfort is characterized as any pain experienced inside the mouth, in the jaw or anywhere along the face. The truth is that many patients experience this problem and report feeling some kind of facial pain, especially a toothache. We invite you to learn more about the causes of orofacial pain and how it can be addressed.
Typically, instances of orofacial pain involve a dental issue. However, it is also a common result of TMD, which is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joints found in your jaw. Patients of all ages can develop TMD. Additional causes can include migraines and oral cancer.
Our team here in Chincoteague, VA, and the Eastern Shore of VA strives to provide proper treatment for orofacial pain based on the location of the discomfort and the specific diagnosis of your condition. If your discomfort is the result of having a toothache, we invite you to receive treatment such as restorative dental care, which can involve receiving a dental filling or root canal treatment to relieve the pain. If you have been suffering from chronic jaw pain that may be the result of TMD, we can determine if you should receive a mouth guard that helps stabilize your jaw. Additional treatment such as physical therapy and techniques to reduce stress can also help.
In addition to professional treatment for orofacial pain in Chincoteague, VA, and the Eastern Shore of VA, you can find temporary relief at home with certain practices such as applying cold compress to your outer cheek for about 20 minutes at a time to bring down inflammation. An over-the-counter pain medication may help as well.
Contact Morrison Dental Group at 757-336-1260 today to learn more and schedule an appointment with our team today!