What Is Orofacial Pain?
A number of individuals in the Chester Springs, PA community experience pain or discomfort in the head, neck, and facial regions. This often debilitating pain, also known as orofacial pain, may stem from a number of issues and is commonly related to environmental factors or conditions within the jaw. In a number of cases, orofacial pain is initially the result of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), car accidents, slip-and-falls, sports-related injuries, or other sources. At Byers Station Dental, our general dentists use advanced technology to evaluate orofacial pain and determine ideal treatment options to provide relief. If you are suffering from debilitating discomfort, please call our team and reserve a consultation right away.
Are You Experiencing Head, Neck, or Facial Pain?
Pain in the head, neck, jaw, or face may present as a dull ache, stabbing or burning sensation, or itching, and can occur rapidly or in a gradual manner. While the precise cause of orofacial pain may remain undetermined in some cases, conditions like physical injuries, sleep disorders, TMD, trigeminal neuralgia, medications, and nervous system disorders may contribute to its onset. Any form of injury that affects the head, neck, face, or jaw, including oral lacerations and knocked-out teeth, should be evaluated by our dentists right away. We have advanced training in trauma cases and can provide the swift care needed to preserve your health. Please contact Byers Station Dental if you experience any of the following concerns:
- Jaw or facial pain
- TMD symptoms
- Oral trauma or pain
- Burning or itching sensations
- Migraines or chronic headaches
- Tightness in the neck, shoulders, or upper back
The Treatment Process
Treatment for orofacial pain may take place over the course of one or more visits and will be tailored to address your specific symptoms and condition. Our team will explain what to expect throughout your treatment process and provide instructions on how to care for your oral health along the way. Our overarching goal will be to alleviate your discomfort, improve your health, and help you enjoy a better quality of life. Our dentists may also recommend solutions for preventing future orofacial damage, such as wearing a night guard while you sleep or an athletic mouth guard when playing sports.
Diagnosing Orofacial Pain
During your evaluation, our dentists will talk with you about your symptoms and use advanced digital imaging to evaluate any damage. We will then try to determine the root cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. When our team has a better understanding of your needs and condition, we can explain the treatment options that may help improve your comfort and enhance your oral health. A number of concerns may be treated at our Chester Springs, PA practice, including knocked-out teeth, TMJ problems, and minor soft tissue lacerations. If necessary, our dentists may partner with a specialist to help treat the source of your head, neck, or facial pain.
Insurance Coverage for Your Treatment
Dental insurance coverage for treating orofacial pain will vary based on specific needs and individual plans. Before getting started, our financial coordinator will contact your provider to learn about your benefits and then provide an estimate of any out-of-pocket costs. Byers Station Dental accepts a variety of simple payment methods to help make getting the treatment you need as convenient as possible.
Return Comfort to Your Life
Orofacial pain may arise from a number of sources and can interfere with your oral and overall well-being in several ways. If you are experiencing pain in the head, neck, or face, no matter how minor or severe, please get in touch with Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA. Our dentists can evaluate your symptoms, diagnose your condition, and provide treatment options to help return comfort to your life.