TMJ disorder is a condition of the temporomandibular jaw that can be quite painful and debilitating. The symptoms of this disorder can range from a slight discomfort or clicking to a complete locking of the jaw that makes it virtually impossible for a person to eat and talk. It takes a specialist, like our TMJ treatments expert, to treat this disorder because there are many different factors involved.
TMJ disorder has been associated with many different root causes, including the erosion of the jaw’s aligning disks, teeth grinding, damaged cartilage, and trauma to the area. Our expert in TMJ treatments may take different approaches depending what the cause of a patient’s TMJ disorder is determined to be.
The pain that stems from TMJ disorder can be quite severe and wide ranging. Our TMJ treatments expert has seen patients with debilitating pain in the ears, jaw, face, and neck. In order to help with the pain, the dentist can prescribe pain medication or for those who only experience a slight discomfort, over-the-counter pain medication may be sufficient. Muscle relaxers can also be prescribed to help loosen the tension in the jaw but these can also help with headaches as well.
Those who believe they are just beginning to experience the symptoms of TMJ disorder should try to use their jaw as little as possible. This will let the jaw heal, which is often the best method of treatment. However, for patients with more severe TMJ symptoms, our expert in TMJ treatments often uses Botulinum injections to realign the jaw, or bite guards if they believe that cause of the disorder is related to teeth grinding.
The most important step a person must take when they first experience the clicking or popping in there jaw that is a clear sign of TMJ disorder setting in is for them to visit our dentist. The correct treatment for TMJ disorder can only be determined after an evaluation that is used to find the cause of the problem. If you have any pain in your jaw, call our office today to schedule a consultation with our expert in the treatment of TMJ.
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