Most people are aware that TMJ can cause jaw pain and clicking in the jaw as well as jaw locking and radiating pain in the cheeks, jaw, and ears. Did you know that TMJ pain can also radiate to your back and neck and there is often a connection between TMJ and headaches?
The jaw is put under a significant amount of stress on a daily basis. This is exacerbated in times of stress when the vast majority of people clench their teeth. TMJ sufferers tend to find their symptoms escalating in times of stress. A variety of treatment options in the area of neuromuscular dentistry could make a difference.
Tanglewood TMJ Treatment
TMJ treatment options depend on the individual. Mild to moderate symptoms can be helped with jaw exercises and anti-inflammatory medications. Teeth clenching often occurs at nighttime for TMJ sufferers so a night guard can make a big difference. Night guards are often customized to keep the jaw in a more optimal position while you sleep.
Additionally, other treatment options could be available, such as dental work to improve your jaw alignment as well as treatments that use a TENS device, Botox injections at the jaw, and other proven methods to treat TMJ.
If you suffer from TMJ symptoms, your first step in overcoming TMJ is to get a consultation. We would be happy to provide this to you.
Get Help in Tanglewood and the Greater Houston for TMJ
Book a TMJ consultation with us by calling the number below. We can also help with general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry areas, too. Whether you are looking for a new Tanglewood dentist or your existing dentist can’t help with TMJ we would be happy to offer you a consultation. You don’t have to keep enduring the paint of TMJ. Talk to us and get on the road to eliminating TMJ pain for good. Call (713) 804-4645 today.