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Plunkett Dental has Relocated
Our New Location is:
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Will My Dentist Help With Jaw Pain?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Will My Dentist Help With Jaw Pain?Most dentists know jaw anatomy to help you with your jaw pain. Visit our dentist if you have any jaw problems as we provide quality services. Some jaw pains are temporary, while others last longer and become severe. Ensure you visit the dentist in case of severe problems to avoid fatal effects. Jaw pain affects the normal food intake routine, such as chewing and conversing with others.

Causes of jaw pain

Whenever you have a toothache, make sure you consult our dentist. Failure to do so might lead to a jaw problem. If you have tooth decay or a nerve root problem, don't hesitate to visit a dentist. Infections from untreated tooth decay may cause gum problems that spread to other body parts leading to serious dental problems.

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can lead to dental problems such as tooth sensitivity, tooth clenching, and bite problems. Sometimes grinding of teeth happens unconsciously at night; hence measures such as using a bite guard when we sleep effectively eliminate chances of teeth grinding.

Gum diseases affect the gums as gums recede, leading to tooth loss. It eventually causes jaw pain. You can visit our dentist for further examination and interventions if you have gum disease.

Symptoms of jaw problems

Jaw problems are characterized by headaches, especially when opening and closing your mouth. Nonetheless, you might also experience pain in the neck, shoulders, and face.

Our dentists will examine and develop the best treatment method for your case jaw treatment. Jaw pain may vary depending on the cause and level of severity. Our dentists recommend trying out some simple steps to reduce jaw pain like soft diet food intake, stress management, and avoiding using your teeth as tools (when opening refreshments). Visit our facility for jaw treatment and consultation. Call us now and have your appointment scheduled today!

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Thomas Plunkett, DMD
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


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