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Mouth & oral pain

There are many different types of conditions that can affect the mouth. Some—like cold sores and canker sores —are common and relatively harmless. Others, such as trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia , can be debilitating.

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Things you should know before your visit

Our practitioners are not dentists but may provide temporary treatment until you can see your dentist.This service is only available to patients 18 years or older.● Patients with the following may be directed to another health care setting:● Pregnant women● Pain when lifting the tongue● Skin infection

What to expect at your visit

● We will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, examination and provide a personalized treatment plan for you.● You may need testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. ● At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.

What causes mouth pain?

About 30% of mouth pain cases are due to tooth-related problems, with toothache accounting for 50% of all orofacial pain. Tooth pain is a common reason for seeking dental care and around 5% of children experience a decayed, missing or filled tooth every year. Teeth can be sensitive to hot or cold food. Any number of things can cause your mouth to hurt. Sometimes the problem is inside of your mouth and sometimes the pain is coming from another body part and it just feels like it is in your mouth. Examples of things that can cause oral discomfort include:
• Arthritis of the jaw• Cancer• Cavities• Infections (e.g. fungal infections like thrush or viral infections like hand, foot and mouth disease)• Nerve injury in the face or neck• Periodontal (gum) disease• Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or TMJ for short)
Diet and tobacco use are the biggest risk factors for oral problems.