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Many adults suffer from chronic jaw pain, and if you’re one of them, it’s time to consider your treatment options. Call Dakota Ridge Dental today at 303.933.2420 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek at your earliest convenience so we can finally help you feel better. Until then, here is some information that might help you at your appointment:

What are common symptoms of jaw pain?
Some common symptoms of jaw pain include:

· Pain or tenderness in your face or jaw joint area
· Difficulty opening your mouth widely
· Experiencing stuck or locked jaw
· Clicking or popping sounds each time you open your mouth
· Facial tiredness
· Experiencing an uncomfortable bite
· Facial swelling
· Toothaches, headaches, ear aches, and neck aches
· Dizziness
· Upper shoulder pain
· Ringing in the ears

What are the causes of the jaw pain?
The causes of the jaw pain generally include the TMJ disorder, teeth-grinding habits, sinus problems, infection, toothaches, arthritis, injury, periodontal disease, and jaw problems.

What are available treatments?
The treatments for jaw pain are:

· Mouth guards
· Meditation
· Muscle relaxants
· Root canal therapy
· TMJ disorder treatments
· Tooth extraction
· Medication
· Exercises

Our team is here to help you in any way we can, so we encourage you to ask us questions while you meet with your dentist so we can help you better understand the symptoms, causes, and treatments of your jaw pain. We look forward to helping you restore your oral health and helping you live a normal, healthy life!