Jaw Pain in Women
Individuals can suffer from chronic or acute jaw pain. This may be due to a severe tooth or gum infection or a condition called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), also known as temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD).
Severe gum infections, or periodontal disease, may sometimes be treated conservatively in our office or need to be seen by a board certified periodontist. A tooth infection, also know as an abscess, can comfortably be treated with root canal therapy by Dr. Steven M. Levy.
Those with TMJ / TMD may experience pain in their jaws and teeth upon awakening or at other times during the day, facial pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, neck and upper back pain, and more.
Jaw pain can also be a sign of a heart attack, especially in women. Intermittent jaw pain that worsens with exertion might be a signal of a heart attack.
If you are in discomfort and are experiencing significant jaw pain, please call our office, and we will get you in immediately. It is a priority for us to see a dental emergency patient the same day.
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