Should I Get TMJ Treatment?
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can be difficult to self-diagnose. That’s why you should always trust professional opinion when trying to figure out whether or not you have TMJ disorder. Lynn Dental Care offers TMJ treatment to relieve you of some of the symptoms that you may be experiencing. If you think you may have TMJ disorder, contact us today to ask about scheduling an appointment for TMJ treatment.
Are You at Risk for TMJ?
Knowing whether or not you have a predisposition toward TMJ disorder will help you determine if the symptoms you have are actually TMJ. For instance, individuals with arthritis are often at a higher risk for TMJ disorder. If you’ve recently taken a blow or received an injury to your jaw, you may be at risk for TMJ disorder. Finally, individuals with bruxism are at a high risk as well. Bruxism is when you consistently grind and clench your teeth. These risk factors can put you in a position where you may need TMJ treatment, so be diligent about paying attention to any new pain that presents itself.
Are You In Pain?
The first thing that might tip you off that you need TMJ treatment is a clicking sound that happens when you open your mouth or move it around. This clicking is usually a pretty good indication that you have TMJ disorder. However, if there isn’t any pain or tenderness to go with the clicking, you may not need to resort to TMJ treatment. Typically TMJ disorder also includes mild to severe pain in your face, joint, or jaw. You may also experience TMJ headaches. The pain is usually aggravated by active jaw movement, such as when you’re chewing. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment with Lynn Dental Care to figure out if further TMJ treatment is necessary for you.
Contact Lynn Dental Care if You Need TMJ Treatment
Lynn Dental Care specializes in TMJ treatment and relieving your symptoms. If TMJ disorder is causing you daily pain or undue hardship, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. We can provide you with treatments and oral appliances that will greatly help relieve your pain. Depending on the severity of the case we can even relieve the stress with some simple at-home treatments and practices that will reduce the stress placed on your jaw. To get proper treatment, contact us today.