Get Relief From TMJ Pain and Discomfort
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?
- Tenderness or pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles
- Clicking or popping sounds when opening/closing the mouth
- Limited jaw movement
- Locking of the jaw
- Headaches, earaches, and neck pain
- Facial pain or fatigue
- Difficulty chewing, biting, or talking
- Changes in your tooth bite
Expert TMJ Treatments at Our Dental Office
Oral Appliances: Our dental professionals may recommend that you wear an oral appliance such as a mouthguard or splint. These appliances can reduce pressure on the jaw joint and help alleviate pain.
Medications: We may suggest that you take pain relievers or prescriptions to target the pain and inflammation that you may be experiencing.
Physical Therapy: Some specific exercises and stretches can help improve jaw mobility and strengthen the surrounding muscles to help decrease the presence of unwanted symptoms.
Lifestyle Changes: Depending on your situation, we may suggest that you avoid hard, chewy, or sticky foods. Additionally, we may discuss relaxation techniques that can help alleviate certain symptoms.
Dental Procedures: In some cases, dental procedures such as crowns, bridges, or orthodontic treatment can help improve your bite and reduce the strain on the jaw joint.
Surgery: For severe cases of TMJ disorder, our dental team may recommend surgery to repair or replace the jaw joint.