What are TMJ Treatments?
TMJ treatments are essential in easing and correcting problems concerning the temporomandibular joint. This joint is responsible for connecting the lower jaw to the skull and like any other joint, it can experience problems over time. Treatments are personalized to each patient and can be done to help alleviate pain and discomfort as well as improving mobility. These treatments are incredibly effective at helping temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Why would TMJ Treatments be needed?
TMJ-related problems are often incredibly noticeable and are common among patients of all ages. You may find that your jaw feels sore or tight, or it might be tender to the touch. When you open your mouth, you may hear a clicking or popping noise. TMJ problems can happen over time, with age or be a result of other issues like bruxism (tooth grinding). Treating TMJ pain and discomfort can help to prevent the issue from getting worse.
What makes you a good candidate for TMJ Treatments?
We can determine if you need treatment for your TMJ pain with an exam and by taking special x-ray images. These images allow us to see if there is any damage done to the joint and the best way to begin treating the issue. Likewise, we work with you to determine which treatment you’d like to try for your TMJ. This helps you to find what works for you to provide the pain relief that you require.
What TMJ Treatments are available?
There are many different types of TMJ treatments available. This makes it easy to find what works for you to provide effective and long-term pain relief. If you have problems with your temporomandibular joint, it is essential that you keep up with your routine dental appointments so that we can continually check the joint for further damage. Some of the treatments available to you include:
- Pain medication
- Hot and cold therapy
- Physical therapy
- Oral appliances
- Treatment of bruxism
If you are dealing with TMJ-related pain and discomfort, call our office today and we can help to answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.