Orofacial Pain is Not Something You Have to Suffer With
Posted on 11/20/2018 by ARCHPOINT
Some of our patients mention the dull aches and pains in their mouth that they always have. They say they've just become used to living with this orofacial pain and don't believe there's anything that can be done for it.
This is often not the case. You don't need to resolve yourself to simply living with pain in your mouth, jaw, or face. There's a good chance we can determine the cause of your pain and can treat it.
Types of Orofacial Pain
Orofacila pain is a fairly broad category that includes pain in your head, neck, mouth, ears, and face. Headaches are classified as an orofacial pain, as are ear aches and dental aches. While we may not be able to help with orofacial pain caused by an earache, we can help you with many different types of issues that cause this pain. We may even discover the cause of your horrible headaches.
Some orofacial pain also leads to symptoms such as dizziness, ringing in your ears, tingling in your head or neck, or even odd itching sensations in your head. It's important that you describe any strange feelings, sounds, and sensations you have when you come in, even if they don't seem connected to your pain.
What Causes Orofacial Pain?
There are many different dental causes of orofacial pain. A TMJ disorder can result in pain in your jaw and its joints. Grinding your teeth at night can also result in this type of pain. Breathing disorders, including sleep apnea and snoring, may also result in some pain. Any sort of trauma to your face, head, or neck may also lead to orofacial pain.
Since there are so many different causes, it's important that you discuss your symptoms and any potential issues you may be dealing with so that we can help determine why you have orofacial pain and what can be done about it.