When you wake up with jaw and face pain, it doesn’t start your day off right. With the help of the professional and highly trained team at Metro Denver Pain Management, you can find relief from your face and jaw pain, regardless of its cause. No matter where you live in the Mile High City, you can find an office near you with convenient locations in Greenwood Village, Parker, and Thornton, Colorado. To learn more about your options or to schedule your initial consultation, call the office or go online to book today.
Your face and jaw pain may come and go throughout the day or be constant. It may hurt the most in the morning or worsen as you move around.
The pain can feel sharp, dull, aching, or intense.
Other symptoms may develop, including:
Your pain and symptoms may worsen when you use your jaw or with repeated movements.
Keep track of your symptoms, including when they worsen and what makes them feel better. This type of information can help your doctor determine the underlying cause of your pain.
Multiple issues can result in face and jaw pain. The most common cause of facial pain is from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This condition affects your temporomandibular joint, which is where your jaw joins your skull, and the muscles surrounding it.
Other causes of jaw and face pain include:
In addition, sinus issues and dental conditions can also lead to face and jaw pain by putting pressure on the face and facial tissues.
Lifestyle habits can result in face and jaw pain. Emotional stress and sleep disturbances make you more likely to grind your teeth, and habits like chewing gum can put extra strain on the jaw, your TMJ, and the muscles surrounding it.
The type of treatment your doctor at Metro Denver Pain Management recommends depends on the cause of your jaw and face pain. If an underlying infection causes your pain, your physician likely prescribes antibiotics.
For teeth grinding and clenching, a mouth guard or other protector can relieve the pressure. For injuries that impacted your soft tissues, physical therapy and muscle relaxers may relieve your pain.
In more severe cases, your physician may recommend steroid injections or surgery to address issues with bones or nerves.
Don’t let jaw and face pain keep you from enjoying life. Call Metro Denver Pain Management today or go online to book your appointment.