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Things You May Not Think Of That Can Cause Jaw Pain
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Marilyn Pierce
Jaw pain is felt by many people from time to time and often this is not a cause of concern. You do not want to worry about the jaw hurting over a period of time or becoming too painful to where you're unable to do many of the normal things that you would once be able to do such as smile with confidence or chew without pain.
Here are some of the most common causes of jaw pain that are out there and reasons why you might be experiencing it.
Common Causes of Jaw Pain
Cluster headaches can cause pain that travels in the head, mouth and jaw bone area on the person. Tooth pain is usually the leading cause of having jaw pain, but having a sinus headache or problem can also be another reason to have the pain that radiates throughout the mouth.
Heart attacks can also cause pain in the jaw. This pain can stay with the person even after they have had their heart attack. Other causes can be from underlying problems such as TMD, TMJ or clenching your teeth at night.
If you find that you have extreme jaw pain then it is always a good idea to speak with a dental professional. If you have been in an auto accident, then it is best to have the problem treated sooner, rather than later so it does not become a bigger problem overall.
Additionally, the jaw pain that is felt can travel to other areas or might not go away until the problem that is causing it is fixed.
Speak with our office about the jaw pain you are experiencing. We are more than happy to get you in so that we can assess the situation to get you out of pain. You want to smile with confidence once again.
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