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Tooth Pain & Jaw Pain

What should you do if you experience tooth pain or jaw pain? While plenty of jaw and tooth pain remedies are readily available on the web, it’s wiser to seek professional treatment from a skilled general dentist. At Local Dental San Antonio, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee help patients manage tooth and jaw pain by holistically targeting the problem.

What causes tooth pain and jaw pain?

Even though tooth pain and jaw pain can be a natural part of life, it is worth treating. Before treating dental and facial discomfort, our dentists must first determine what’s causing the trouble. Some common causes of tooth and jaw pain include:
  • Untreated tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Erupting or impacted wisdom teeth
  • Habitual jaw clenching and teeth grinding
  • TMJ discomfort and TMD

Treatment Expectations

For new patients, we strongly suggest filling out new patient forms and submitting insurance information for a more efficient first visit.

While there is more than one way to treat tooth pain and jaw pain, our dentists can determine the best path of treatment after evaluating the teeth, gums, and jaws.

Furthermore, we’ve outlined what to expect before, during, and after treatment:

Treatment Expectations

For new patients, we strongly suggest filling out new patient forms and submitting insurance information for a more efficient first visit.

How long does a teeth cleaning take? Paired with a standard dental check-up, patients typically anticipate basic dental cleanings and exams to last between 60 and 90 minutes. We’ve outlined what to expect before, during, and after each check-up and cleaning appointment:

Before

First, our dentists must identify the source of your tooth or jaw pain. They perform a physical exam, review health history, and take x-rays if necessary.

During

The source of dental and facial pain treatment determines treatment. For instance, if a patient suffers from ear and jaw pain on one side, this can be a sign of an impacted wisdom tooth. Generally, wisdom tooth removal is the first line of defense against this type of tooth pain.

After

While one might feel sore for a few days after treatment, side effects are temporary. Most patients feel relief after professional treatment.
Feel Relief from Nagging Tooth and Jaw Pain

Whether discomfort comes on suddenly and sharply or is consistent and dull, it’s worth getting tooth pain and jaw pain relief. Drs. Joung and Minkyoung Lee can help determine what’s causing you strife and provide treatment for long-term relief.

Are you ready to schedule your next dental appointment in San Antonio? Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home.