Modern-day life can be hectic. With personal, family, and job responsibilities to take care of, you can easily miss your appointment with your TMD dentist. After all, “it won’t help, anyway,” you may tell yourself. Perhaps, your symptoms come and go, and you have learned to “live with pain.” Whatever the reason, seeking TMJ Disorders treatment is crucial because the earlier it’s treated, the better the prognosis.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a hinge, connecting the upper jaw and the skull. This joint enables you to perform numerous activities, including chewing, talking, yawning, and biting. When this joint malfunctions, you are likely to experience the below symptoms:
Since the above symptoms can overlap with other conditions, it’s paramount to visit a medical practitioner for a proper diagnosis.
After your dentist diagnosed you with a TMJ disorder, they probably gave you a mouth guard. Did it help? You might feel dispirited if it did not help, but seeing a TMD specialist comes in handy in treating your condition. Unlike medical practitioners that use a one-size-fits-all approach, a TMD specialist uses a personalized approach to offer TMD pain relief.
Night Guards are effective in treating TMJ disorder if the cause is teeth clenching. Unfortunately, mouth guards may not address TMJ pain from other causes. As such, alternative treatments include:
Is TMJ pain slowing you down in life? Please dial (619) 494-2492 to book an appointment with Summit Dental of La Mesa. Dr. Richard B. Evans and his team offer effective TMJ pain treatments, restoring your health to its optimal best.