TMJ is a serious issue, one that can lead to some painful surgeries or the requirement to wear an appliance in your mouth for months, 24/7, even while eating, if left unchecked.
Of course, jaw pain doesn’t need to get to that stage. Especially if diagnosis and treatment are started ASAP.
Do you experience any of the following:
- Clicking and popping while chewing?
- Limited motion of locking of your Jaw?
- Sore Jaw in the Morning?
- Pressure behind the ears and/or eyes?
It could be TMJ, a disorder affecting the jaw joint, more specifically the point where the lower jaw connects to the skull. This is why pressure behind the ears, trouble hearing and sensations of sinus pain are often cited as symptoms by TMJ sufferers.
We have helped numerous TMJ sufferers get relief from their pain and get back to their regular life. ClICK HERE to Arrange a Complimentary 15-Minute Appointment to find out if we can help.
Left untreated TMJ can become extremely painful and cause difficulty eating, speaking or doing anything that requires the movement of your jaw.
Treatment Options for TMJ
Often TMJ is treated by a dentist or orthodontist. A primary treatment option is an in-mouth appliance that is to be worn for several months or up to a year, 24/7, even while eating.
The success rate on these in-mouth appliances is good, but they can affect eating and speech. Not to mention the cost can be very high.
Alternative treatments which have been proven effective both on their own as well as in conjunction with your dentist or orthodontist are:
- Massage Therapy
- Laser Treatment
These three alternatives are far less invasive than an in-mouth appliance and are a viable treatment option to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.
Alternative treatments for TMJ are far less invasive and can save you from wearing an in-mouth appliance for months, even while eating.
Of course, self-diagnosing in today’s Internet age can be dangerous. Your first defense against jaw pain should be a consultation with a professional practitioner who can help determine the right treatment regimen for you.
We offer complimentary 15-Minute Consultations at our clinic in Clayton Park where we will help determine if you are suffering from TMJ and which treatment option is best for you.
To book our next available 15-Minute Consultation please submit the form on this page or call our office at 902-445-9335.