Some People Notice Tooth and Jaw Pain After Falling
Posted on 8/10/2020 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
If you develop sharp pains in your jaw after falling that persists for hours or even days, it's imperative to seek out our dentists for professional help. You might run the risks of long-term complications if you choose to wait out the pains or go by with home-made remedies and self-medications. Without proper dental intervention, tooth and jaw pains after falling might devolve to more serious issues such as compromised facial figure, difficulties with oral functions such as speaking, chewing, and swallowing, etc.
In some cases, you might not feel sharp, persistent pains around your jaws and teeth after a fall, but persistent clicking sounds or popping sensations every time you close and open your mouth. Those are still symptoms of serious damages to your jawbone that you need to report to our dentists. At our office, we'll examine your aching jaws with first-rate technologies like x-rays to probe for any structural damages to your jawbone and other possible causes of the pain. If your jawbone has sustained a severe fracture, we will recommend jaw surgery. Our expert dentists are well-versed in surgeries aimed at healing fractured jaws, fixing broken joints between the jaws and skull, and realigning jawbones in general.
Proper Treatments for Jaws and Tooth Pain from Falls
We may recommend any of a wide range of treatments for your jaw and teeth pain depending on the cause and severity of the problem. These treatments include physical therapy, stress reduction therapies, restorative dentistry, and jaw surgery. Only a small fraction of all temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) cases resulting from falls need jaw surgery. But if you're due for jaw surgery, you can trust our oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS), who work with a specialty in jaw surgery as well as advanced education and testing certifications, to help you restore your oral health and your quality of life. Call us today for quick, effective remedies to your jaw and tooth pains.