Are You Experiencing Orofacial Pain?

Health And Pain. Stressed Exhausted Young Woman Having Strong Tension Headache. Closeup Portrait Of Beautiful Sick Girl Suffering From Head Migraine, Feeling Pressure And Stress. High Resolution ImageNontraditional dental concerns such as obstructive sleep apnea, chronic teeth grinding, or orofacial pain can influence your health in more ways than you may have initially thought. What’s more? These issues tend to transcend dental issues and instead influence your overall physical health. Not only this, but major pain or discomfort is always going to be something you will want to address, and our team wants to ensure treatment is as safe, simple, and accessible as possible to our patients. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA dentist takes a deeper look at orofacial pain and discusses what your treatment options may look like.

What is Orofacial Pain?

When you go to the dentist, oftentimes the biggest concern at the forefront of your mind has to do with dental infection such as tooth decay. Moreover, many people become worried at the prospect of having to lose a natural tooth to infection or extraction, and for some, this may be the only solution to address their needs and prioritize their oral health overall.

For others, however, this may only be the tip of the iceberg. As a matter of fact, orofacial pain and discomfort is oftentimes indicative of a much larger concern, and it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible. But what exactly does this mean?

You see, orofacial pain is an umbrella term used to describe any pain that is felt in the jaw, mouth, and face. While pain in and of itself may be a common symptom, the source of the issue can range. Fortunately, our practice is dedicated to helping you not only determine the cause of this pain, but to treat it with best practices. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

Looking at the Symptoms

Orofacial pain can present itself in a few different ways. For example, you may experience frequent headaches, migraines, jaw pain, joint noises, ear pain, osteoarthritis, and more. Additionally, jaw dysfunctions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ Disorder), chronic teeth-grinding, and bite dysfunction can arise as well, and these issues only become more painful the longer you wait to seek treatment. Contact a member of our team today to learn more about your treatment options and how we can help.

What Are Your Options for Treatment?

While your treatment options will vary depending on your unique needs and situation, we will work closely with you to determine your best course of action. This can range from physical therapy to use of an oral appliance, medication management, and even cognitive behavioral therapy.

Schedule Your Appointment

Contact Ivan Lapidus DDS Inc in Los Angeles, CA by calling 310-446-4867 to learn more about ways we can help treat orofacial pain, and schedule your next appointment with our office today.