Hi. I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht, and today in the Staten Island dentist blog, I want to look at some of the conditions that may result in jaw and tooth pain.
Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens following a cold or when someone suffers from allergies.
Many of my Staten Island patients who come to me with jaw pain have some type of dental problem, such as an infection or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ).
The source of jaw pain and toothaches can easily be identified at your Staten Island family dentist, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, tooth pain shouldn’t be ignored.
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