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Relentless toothaches or an aching jaw can be aggravating. Beyond the discomfort, oral pain is an indication of a dental or health problem that needs to be addressed. If you have tooth or jaw pain, it is time to see a dental professional to identify the source and recommend a treatment plan. If you need jaw or tooth pain relief in the Spokane Valley, WA, area, come see us at Liberty Lake Smile Source.

When a tooth is giving you pain, the nerve deep inside the tooth is affected. Decay that has worked its way into the softer dentin can result in a toothache or sensitivity. Cracks or other damage can allow bacteria inside the tooth, resulting in an infection or abscess that irritates the nerve root. With a physical exam and possibly x-rays, our dentist can determine the cause of tooth pain and begin treatment. Most causes of tooth pain can be resolved in one visit, but some tooth damage may require a dental crown and a second visit to finish the treatment.

Treatment for Jaw Pain

The jaw needs muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones to function. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a common source of jaw pain. Many different health issues can affect the jaw and cause pain. Stress on the jaw from teeth grinding or jaw clenching can cause pain; bite misalignment can also cause TMJ disorders. Even diseases like arthritis can be the source of jaw pain.

A comprehensive exam is needed to determine the source of jaw pain. Treatments can include orthodontics or dental repairs, as well as wearing a dental nightguard. The exact treatment depends on your specific jaw disorder.

If you live in Spokane, Liberty Falls or Post Falls, ID, you can find relief for your jaw or tooth pain at Liberty Lake Smile Source. We welcome new patients and have emergency, same day appointments for severe oral pain problems. Contact our office in the Spokane Valley to schedule an appointment. Most dental insurance plans are accepted, and we have payment plans available. Call us first the next time you need jaw or tooth pain relief.

Smiles Worth Raving About

Logan LankfordLogan Lankford
03:30 06 Dec 23
Great location, great people, and all around a great dentist. I recently transferred to their office due to location, and I’m very impressed with everything they have to offer. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the dentist are all super friendly and very professional.
Jason AdamsJason Adams
07:13 05 Dec 23
I absolutely love the team at Liberty Lake Smile Source.I've been seeing Dr. Tim Casey for over 5 years and you won't find someone who is more attentive, caring and professional. We only see each other a couple times a year and he always checks in on how my family and I are doing.All of the staff are top-notch and I would 100% recommend this team to anyone who asks.
Kennedy JuchauKennedy Juchau
02:45 02 Dec 23
I have had great experiences every time I go in. They are friendly and thorough every time. They are always very confident in their diagnosis and are always willing to answer any questions I have.
Randy BolingerRandy Bolinger
18:46 01 Dec 23
Always a great visit. Very professional and friendly!
Darius TerryDarius Terry
20:41 23 Nov 23
It's always amazing, front desk is amazing, very good customer service !! And the doctors and all , always are there for me, always there for a patient so with all that being said, you got are indeed my favorite place , and favorite people! I want to say thanks for all your guys help etc..-Darius Terry (:
Kelsea HopkinsKelsea Hopkins
04:30 16 Nov 23
From start to finish, a great experience.Patty had a warm and welcoming smile to get me checked in (and out). I met with Heather (with a little help from Elizabeth) who were fantastic at explaining the whole process and making sure to breakdown jargon and let me know the findings of my cleaning. I got to watch some silly and funny animal tv on the ceiling which had some great ways to make me smile during the visit. They took great X-rays and pictures of my teeth to ensure all aspects of my dental care were considered. Dr. Macall was personable while also professional and informative. Would 10/10 recommend the entire process with this group. Thank you for your great care and even though it’s the dentist office, I look forward to returning.
Paula KrantPaula Krant
01:40 27 Oct 23
Was a great experience. The technician was very pleasant. She was attentive to me and my questions. Gentle and considerate. Dentist was great. Felt he was professional and explained things well. No pressure on what needed to be done or how soon. Office personal were very pleasant and attentive. Explained the treatment plan and insurance coverage and what my costs would be. It was a very pleasant and comfortable visit. I would recommend this office to others.
Barbara ChimentiBarbara Chimenti
01:39 11 Oct 23
The staff was very friendly. Office clean and welcoming. Hygienist was extremely knowledgeable and gentle. Dr Casey explained all scenarios to me and what work was needed first. I liked the efficiency of all his staff and I think it was my best experience with any dentist.
Real Ron SwansonReal Ron Swanson
20:12 28 Sep 23
Recently moved here from Chicago, and a family member recommended Liberty Lake Smile. It took a brief and easy website visit and a follow-up call from them, and I had an appointment right away! I was impressed at how nice and professional the entire staff was, and it was apparent they really did care, and know their business! I was surprised at how thorough my initial visit and assessment actually was. Ann, the Hygienist and Dr. Casey demonstrated their competence, experience and professionalism, and left me with a feeling of confidence that they would provide excellent care! Moreover, they came up with a detailed plan to map out the course of action. I would happily recommend Liberty Lake Smile for your dental needs.