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We Can Help You if You Have Orofacial Pain
Posted on 7/7/2020 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
Many people experience pain due to their oral health. Most of the time, this pain comes from declining oral health. Where the pain is located is the largest indicator of the problem at hand. Though pain comes in various forms and it may seem like there is no way to make it stop, we can help you.
Reasons You May Be Feeling Orofacial Pain
There are a lot of different reasons a person can experience orofacial pain. A common place to experience pain is in the mouth. If you have localized pain around a tooth, it indicates there may be an infection in your gums. Infections are caused by a buildup of bacteria. Bacteria will decay teeth and then potentially infect the gums.
Related to gum infection is tooth decay. Some people may experience quite a bit of pain from tooth decay. To prevent tooth decay, it's necessary to brush and floss twice daily. It's also important to schedule regular teeth cleanings at our office. Brushing and flossing are not always enough to remove bacteria from the mouth.
One place people also experience pain is right below their ear lobe. It may seem strange that oral complications can cause pain in this area, but it's true. Pain in this area is usually a sign that a person grinds their teeth. Constant teeth grinding puts a person at risk for a disorder known as TMD or TMJ.
It's important to deal with orofacial pain immediately. Pain is an indication that there is something wrong with your oral cavity. If left untreated orofacial pain can develop into a multitude of issues. For this reason, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. We will be able to give you an exam and find the source of your pain.
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