Common TMJ Treatments
Lynn Dental Care is dedicated to offering numerous, necessary procedures, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment. TMJ treatment can be an affordable, non-surgical solution to jaw discomfort. If you regularly feel pain in your jaw and face, then you might have TMJ. A surprising amount of Americans suffer from the disorder, but you can find relief with treatments from Lynn Dental Care.
When you undergo treatment for TMJ at Lynn Dental Care, you get relief from the pain caused by misalignment or damage to the TMJ. TMJ treatment can become a practical solution when stress or traumatic injury has occurred to the jawline or face. This joint is located at either side of the jaw and is responsible for helping you chew and talk. TMJ treatment can assist in alleviating common causes of TMJ disorder including the following:
- Teeth grinding
- Muscle tension
- Jaw clenching
- Facial impact and injuries
- Facial and/or neck pain
- Constant joint stiffness
- Jaw locking or popping
Lynn Dental Care, a Dallas dentist, can discuss and determine the most suitable TMJ treatment for your personal symptoms and concerns. Often, the simple method of reducing stress can be an effective alleviant. Lynn Dental Care can recommend TMJ treatments involving no-cost at home procedures including but not limited to:
- Sleeping on your back, rather than side positions
- Daily heat compress
- Limited caffeine or sugar intake
- Avoiding hard or chewy foods temporarily
- Minimizing teeth clenching
Lynn Dental Care can custom fit and supply a nightly oral splint or mouth guard that will be personally molded to specifically fit your mouth and is to be worn and inserted at bedtime. Lynn Dental Care can determine the mold most comfortable based on design and function. These oral appliances will relieve stress and reduce pain over time. TMJ treatment focuses on the reduction of pressure and intolerable stress brought on by the clenching or grinding of teeth and jaw positioning.
Effects of TMJ Treatment
Treatment for TMJ can take the form of a relatively mild at home approach to improving your TMJ disorder. The self-care practices implemented (i.e. soft food diet or applying heat and ice), are beneficial in symptom diversion. These treatments can last as long as a few weeks or months, yet it can greatly reduce your discomfort. TMJ treatment is suitable for a non-aggressive solution, rarely requiring oral surgery and irreversible changes to your jaw or teeth positions.
Relieve Your Pain with Lynn Dental Care
Lynn Dental Care offers treatments for TMJ. If you feel pain that you think might be caused by a TMJ disorder, let us know during your next checkup. We would love to help you feel relief again. Contact Lynn Dental Care today to get the treatment and oral health care you need.