Jaw pain may be the result of a number of issues. At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we can find out what’s going on.
Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis, the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses. 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.
Many of our patients with jaw pain have some type of dental issue, such as an infection, or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ). TMJ disorders are grouped as TMD, and may be the result of a trauma, or of misaligned teeth.
The source of jaw pain can easily be identified at your St Charles IL dental office, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.
If you are looking for quality dental care around the Bartlett IL, South Elgin, or Wayne areas, please consider David A. Rice, DDS. We provide general and family dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.