Treat Your TMJ Disorder
Are you experiencing jaw discomfort or hearing clicks when you chew? Dentist Boris Lipovetskiy in Fort Lauderdale offer a comprehensive approach to alleviate your pain and improve jaw function. Unlock the path to a pain-free life — discover our TMJ treatment options a variety of different methods ranging from an orthodontic to restorative dentistry for an affordable price.
What Is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint connecting your jaw to the skull. It allows you to open and close your mouth, chew, and speak. TMJ disorders (TMD) can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
Jaw pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis, or injury. Fortunately, TMJ syndrome treatment exists and our dentists have helped many patients alleviate symptoms. Some people who have jaw pain also tend to clench or grind their teeth (bruxism), although many people habitually clench or grind their teeth and never develop TMJ disorders.
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction has a range of symptoms including:
- Jaw pain
- Pain in the temporomandibular joint
- Pain around the ear
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain while chewing
- Facial pain
- Difficulty opening and closing your jaw
If you have ongoing jaw pain and are struggling to open your jaw properly, then you should seek immediate treatment for TMJ dysfunction. You do not have to continue to suffer from this condition - especially, with Advanced Dental Wellness Center’s competitive pricing.
The exact causes of TMJ are not known. It can occur for a variety of reasons including:
- Poor posture
- Jaw injury
- Misaligned jaw
- Connective tissue diseases
Due to the wide number of causes of temporomandibular joint dysfunction identifying the correct underlying issue can be difficult. Luckily most TMJ cases respond well to standard TMJ treatment protocols.
TMJ is not a life-threatening condition. However, it can severely negatively impact your life. Dentistry TMJ can cause excruciating jaw and ear pain and lead to chronic headaches. If left untreated, your temporomandibular joint dysfunction can get worse leading to difficulties opening your jaw and chewing.
If you are experiencing any discomfort due to TMJ, you should seek a solution. There is no reason to deal with chronic pain that can be alleviated through cost effective, non-invasive, and quick treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Avoid TMJ?
TMJ is often genetic but there are a number of things you can do to prevent suffering from this nasty dysfunction including:
- Maintaining good posture when sitting, standing, and sleeping
- Avoid chewing gum
- Jaw massage
- Decrease stress
- Breath through your nose
If you already have TMJ, the above methods may help improve your condition. However, read below to learn about permanent treatments.
How Do You Treat TMJ?
A common way to treat TMJ is via an oral device similar to a mouth guard. This device prevents you from grinding your teeth and also prevents your back from touching which forces your jaw muscles to relax. This is a very cost-effective way to treat TMJ and it has zero side effects. You simply pop the oral device into your mouth before bed and then remove it when you wake up in the morning. An oral device has been proven to substantially decrease jaw pain and loosen the jaw of people suffering from TMJ.
Another effective treatment is botox injections into the jaw. The Botox injections relax the jaw muscles which can provide long-term relief and help restore proper jaw function. At the moment botox is considered an experimental treatment for TMJ and only small studies have shown its efficacy. Botox is safe, has a reasonable price, and is worth trying if an oral device does not work and you suffer from the jaw and facial pain.
If you suffer from teeth TMJ contact Advanced Dental Wellness Center and our experienced dentists will find a long-term solution to your jaw pain. We can create a custom-fit oral device for you in just a few weeks or carry out botox treatment in under 30 minutes and help you find a cure for TMJ and bruxism!
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