If you find yourself uncomfortable moving your jaw whenever you eat, or if certain items that you consume cause dental sensitivity, you may have an oral health issue that calls for restorative dental treatment. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients understand why discomfort has become a part of their life, and we can look into possible solutions for a matter that affects you. Problems with dental pain and sensitivity can be warnings that you have a cavity due for treatment. If the problem is with jaw pain or stiffness, you could be affected by TMJ disorder, which is linked to pain or stress that affect your joints and muscles.

A Problem You Ignore Can Worsen Over Time

If there is a problem with tooth decay currently affecting your smile, the problem will grow worse until it is treated. Cavities are not something that we can heal from naturally. The decay will continue to spread over time, and it can lead to issues with an internal infection. If you ignore signs of trouble with your jaw movement, you can experience continued problems with headaches, stiffness, and frequent teeth grinding. While all of these issues are capable of affecting your quality of life, teeth grinding can lead to problems with the condition of your teeth that may leave you less confident in your smile.

Dealing With A Persistent Toothache

If your tooth continues to hurt, you may be dealing with an infection. At the point where a cavity allows bacteria to enter the inner chamber of your tooth, a root canal procedure will have to be performed to restore its health. We can make sure the procedure fully removes the harmful bacteria and damaged tissues in your tooth before restoring it with a permanent dental crown. A custom crown is able to protect a tooth from further infection, and it can help you bite and chew without causing problems.

What Can Your Dentist Do To Help With Jaw Pain?

If you are struggling with discomfort because of jaw pain, it may be time to talk about TMJ disorder.  This problem can result from a number of different issues that lead to stress on your jaw, or the misalignment of your joints. Treatment for this issue, as well as issues with teeth grinding, can be addressed through oral appliance therapy.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Issues With Discomfort

At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we are ready to help our patients take on issues that have led to their discomfort. To find out how we can help you take on problems with tooth decay or TMJ disorder, call our office – or one of our other offices near you – at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.