Dental Pain Diagnosis & Relief – Mound & Chaska, MN

There are many causes that could be leading you to experience dental pain. Without a proper diagnosis, it may be difficult to find relief. Make an appointment with West Lakes Dentistry today for an expert diagnosis and to begin treatment for dental pain relief. When performing treatment, we offer several options for sedation and anesthesia to help ease your pain and ensure your comfort.

Common Causes of Dental Pain

Whether you’re experiencing pain in your jaw, gums or teeth, it’s important to visit a dentist to determine the cause and get proper treatment. Your dental pain could be a sign of a more serious condition. Here are some common causes and treatments for oral pain:

  • Teeth Grinding

  • TMJ & Occlusal / Bite Dysfunction

  • TMD

  • Abscessed Teeth

  • Other Issues

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Teeth Grinding

Clenching and grinding can cause serious damage to your teeth. Unfortunately, you may not even realize that you’re doing it. Teeth grinding often occurs in stressful situations or when sleeping. We can help determine if this is contributing to your pain, and we offer treatments like custom fit mouthguards that can be worn at night to prevent damage from grinding while asleep.

TMJ & Occlusal / Bite Dysfunction

Have you been experiencing regular headaches, facial pain or stiffness in your jaw? TMJ or occlusal / bite dysfunction may be the cause. In this condition, your teeth may be misaligned, which can lead to jaw pain when speaking, eating or yawning. We can help determine if this is the cause of your dental pain and offer treatments such as oral appliances, medication and surgery.


Symptoms of TMD may be similar to TMJ. In addition to the pain, however, you may also experience a clicking of the jaw when opening your mouth. In more serious cases, the jaw can become stuck. Make an appointment with us if you are experiencing these symptoms to discuss your options.

Abscessed Teeth

An abscessed tooth is an infection that is often the result of a cavity that has been left untreated for too long. This is one of the reasons why regular dental checkups and preventive care is essential. Our dentists are experienced with performing root canals, tooth extractions and fillings to help treat abscessed teeth. Visit us as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Other Issues

Other common issues of dental pain include gum disease and cavities. Visiting us for regular checkups and practicing good oral hygiene can help to prevent these issues. We also offer dental sealants and fillings to prevent and treat cavities. Call today for more information.