What Is TMJ Disorder Treatment?
Do you suffer from pain in your jaw? You could be dealing with TMJ disorder.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) moves like a sliding hinge and connects your upper and lower jaw. If you have pain in this joint or in the muscle area around it, it could be a sign of TMJ disorder.
The skilled dentists at Davis Gribble Hollowwa can do a thorough evaluation in order to determine the cause of your pain - and how to best treat it. Some patients find that giving the jaw a rest when it hurts, such as eating soft foods or using ice packs can help. Other times, nonsurgical treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications and stabilization splints can offer the best relief.
The first in finding what works best is to seek dental treatment.
Signs of TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder comes with some distinct signs, though it isn’t uncommon for someone to mistake it for an earache due to its location. If you are experiencing any of the following, it may be a good idea to reach out to Davis Gribble Hollowwa.
- Soreness around the joint area, sometimes in and around the ear.
- Pain in the temples or even the cheeks.
- Sounds such as grating, clicking, or popping when moving the jaw.
- Pain while chewing.
TMJ disorder doesn’t always cause a lot of pain - and when it does, it often comes and goes. But, it can disrupt your overall quality of life. With treatments available, why not consider it?
Why Choose Davis Gribble Hollowwa?
Our team of dental professionals are highly skilled at anything to do with your oral health - including the temporomandibular joint. When things are not working as planned, it is important to seek treatment. TMJ disorder can be intermittent, but it can also gradually get worse if left untreated.
At Davis Gribble Hollowwa, we strive to provide our patients with a comfortable experience and the highest quality dental treatment. We have a dedicated team of professionals that keep our office flowing smoothly with organized efficiency. All of this together leads to elevated satisfaction amongst our patients.
When you’re ready, we are here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can TMJ disorder go away?
Mild TMJ symptoms may not last long - and they can come and go. However, chronic TMJ disorder is a bit more impactful on your quality of life. With proper rest and care, symptoms of the disorder may dissipate within a week or two.
What is the most common cause of TMJ disorder?
Bruxism - grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw - is one of the most common causes of TMJ disorder.
Can TMJ disorder go away?
Resting the jaw while sleeping is a great way to bring relief. Unfortunately, if your TMJ symptoms are being caused by bruxism, sleep can exacerbate the issue.