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Tooth pain can vary from mild, intermittent pain to sharp, throbbing or constant pain. Thus, some individuals experience pain and discomfort when pressure is applied, while others present symptoms such as fever, headache or a bad taste in the mouth. Whatever the case, tooth pain is generally indicative of inflammation. This could point to tooth decay, infection, damage to a tooth, filling damage or from grinding or clenching the teeth.

While only a dental professional can identify the true source of your tooth pain, it’s important to pay attention to the type of pain you’re experiencing. For instance, if your teeth are sensitive, switching to toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth may help. On the other hand, if tooth pain becomes sharp when biting down, if pain lingers after eating certain foods, if your gums are swollen or if symptoms include a headache and pressure in the upper teeth and face, this may indicate an infection or a condition called bruxism.

When it comes to tooth pain, Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC provides invaluable insight into your dental health, with extensive experience and attention to detail in general dentistry. Whether you need over-the-counter medications, therapy using hot or cold packs, or a nightguard or dental work to repair the damage that’s causing your pain, Dr. Morris and her team provide trusted dental care to those in Roswell and surrounding communities.

Treatment for Jaw Pain

When pain develops within the jaw and jaw joint, many individuals begin to experience signs of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. While the exact origin of TMD is unknown, it is believed that bruxism (grinding or clenching one’s teeth), repetitive movement of the soft disc located in the jaw joint, as well as arthritis or stress may be to blame.

Following a complete health history and examination of a patient’s jaw and bite, dentists may provide traditional treatments using NSAIDs for inflammation and pain, muscle relaxers or anti-anxiety medication to combat the effects of stress. If patients are grinding their teeth at night, a customized nightguard will ensure that teeth are in their proper position and are not bearing the weight of heavy clenching. If the biting surfaces of teeth are causing misalignment of a patient’s bite, it may be necessary to replace old fillings, crowns and bridges, or to discuss correction of one’s bite using orthodontics. For tired facial muscles and swollen joints, a number of other remedies may help including TENS therapy, trigger-point injections or radio wave ultrasound therapy to increase blood flow and decrease pain.

Are you suffering from jaw pain? Do you have a feeling of achiness or tiredness in your face? Perhaps you wake up with headaches or ringing in your ears. Dr. Mitzi Morris invites you to contact our office in Roswell today to schedule a consultation to discuss your pain and symptoms. With a variety of treatment options to suit your needs and budget, you can begin to feel better again.

Our Patient Reviews

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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Roswell, GA 30076

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