Facial or Jaw Pain

Perhaps you suffer from persistent  headaches, popping/clicking noises when opening mouth, pain when biting , ear aches, or jaw tenderness. Have you experienced one or more of these? If you have, it may be steming from jaw or facial pain. The good news is, your dentist is able to help you! First, its helpful to inform yourself on what to expect! Please take a look at the following information to learn about chronic pain and how your dentist can help.

Visit the Dentist

We recommend calling to make an appointment with your dentist if you are having facial or jaw pain. During your appointment, you will likely have an X-ray taken so the doctor can have a good visual of your jaw, facial structures, and teeth. Since no two patients are alike, your dentist will ask you about the symptoms you are experiencing in order to determine the cause.


Here are some common causes of facial or jaw pain:

  • sinus problems
  • toothache
  • infections
  • arthritis
  • injury
  • tooth grinding
  • periodontal disease
  • problems with your jaw or the temporomandibular joint


Finally, your doctor can then prescribe treatment to help with your facial or jaw pain. For example, he or she may recommend one or more of the following:

  • mouth protector
  • muscle relaxants
  • exercises
  • anti-inflammatory drugs
  • antibiotics
  • root canal therapy
  • periodontal treatment
  • extraction

Rancho Dental

Dr. Perry is very experienced with facial and jaw pain. When a patient comes in with pain, he and his team are there to deliver caring and professional help for the welfare of their patient. If you are experiencing pain, do not hesitate to get the help you need!


29746 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591

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