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Can A Dentist Help Your Facial Pain?

Woman with a toothache

Facial pain can take on many forms. It can be dull, sharp, persistent or sudden. In the majority of cases, however, orofacial pain can be traced back to a dental issue or jaw disorder (TMD). Orofacial pain is defined as any pain which is felt in the mouth, jaws and the face.

If you’ve ever suffered from facial pain, you know how important it is to find relief. The first step to treating orofacial pain is determining the culprit. Here are some top reasons why your face hurts:

Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is a pocket of infection near the root of the tooth. Since it involves bacteria reaching the nerves and blood vessels of your tooth, the resulting pain can be unbearable. Whether your tooth infection was triggered from severe decay, gum disease or a cracked tooth, the disruptive symptoms can extend into your facial region. If you have facial pain or swelling associated with a dental abscess, you need immediate treatment.

Dry Socket

A dry socket most often occurs after a tooth has been extracted. It is a painful condition in which the blood refuses to clot in a proper manner. Dry sockets are something that your dentist will monitor closely after tooth removal. However, if severe enough, dry socket can lead to facial pain.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

Many people are plagued by jaw pain, or TMJ symptoms, on a daily basis. When the jaw joint (TMJ) is strained or injured, it cannot perform its job of opening and closing the mouth in a comfortable, healthy manner. TMJ disorders are often caused by a misaligned bite and/or teeth grinding. Nonetheless, jaw joint malfunction can certainly produce facial pain. In fact, many suffer experience ear pain and chronic tension headaches.

While the above-mentioned causes can be addressed by a dentist, there are also other reasons for your facial pain, including sinus infection and trigeminal neuralgia. At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we offer a variety of treatments for tooth pain and facial pain. However, if we are unable to address your symptoms, we are happy to work collaboratively with your physician to ensure you find the relief you deserve.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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