What does it mean if I have jaw pain?
Let's get the scary stuff out of the way first: If you are experiencing severe jaw pain that has come on suddenly, especially if it's accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness, and/or nausea, you may be having a heart attack: call 9-1-1 immediately!
Now, rest assured, in most cases, jaw pain is not cause for a visit to the emergency room. Certainly, there are serious causes of jaw pain that do indicate significant health concerns. However, most jaw pain is caused by something that is minor and relatively easily addressed.
Let's start with the most common causes of jaw pain:
Remember a toothache can be a serious issue. Call our office as soon as possible to have it checked out and to determine what the best treatment for you is. Prevention is always the best, so routine visits and x rays can prevent many problems before they become painful.
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