Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the key to your mouth opening and closing. It is the piece that allows the lower jaw to move up and down, enabling you to speak, chew, and smile correctly. When the TMJ is in pain from injury, grinding your teeth, or a TMJ dysfunction, you will definitely feel it! You will experience headaches, earaches, tenderness in your jaw, popping and clicking when you chew, and pain when you try to yawn or laugh. That’s when you know it’s time to make your appointment!
When you come to our office, we will form a plan based on what is going on with you. Not all TMJ pain is from the same cause, so it’s important that we find the best treatment for what you are experiencing. We will do this through a series of examination, x-rays, and discussing your medical history and experiences. Through this process, we hope to find a cause for your pain, once we find that cause, we can then give you a tmj treatment plan catered to your needs.
Unique Treatment Plans for Unique Patients
Every patient is different with different things driving their TMJ pain. That means that different solutions are necessary to treat TMJ. We commonly recommend our tmj treatment options muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, heat therapy, bite plates, relaxation techniques, and stress-control exercises. You can see how these solutions vary greatly! That’s because each of these solutions is catered to a particular type of cause. If none of these solutions are able to correct the problem, we may need to fall back on jaw joint surgery.
When you see us, you are seeing dental professionals who see you as the patient. We won’t hand down a blanket solution for a problem like TMJ. Instead, we will go the extra mile to find out what the cause is so that we treat your TMJ and not someone else’s. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get the care you need with our TMJ Treatment. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!