TMJ Pain Treatment
A TMJ pain treatment is important for people
suffering from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Pain, otherwise known as
If you've read our other articles on TMJ, you may
have read about the different TMJ
exercises and the importance of consulting with a TMJ Specialist,
specially when the pain just won't go away.
are the joints on both sides of the jaw; they are the temporal bone
which is part of the skull and the mandible which is the lower jaw bone.
as you may know by now, is a very complex joint that you may not be
able to associate the pain felt with it so it's always wise to see TMJ
specialists or your dentist to help you determine whether or not the
pain is actually caused by the joints. If it is, there are many TMJ
pain treatment options that you can try to address the pain.
are various TMJ pain treatment procedures and medications available,
initially, you may try TMJ exercises for TMJ pain relief but if it
doesn't help ease the pain, we always advise to see a TMJ Specialist
who's experienced in treating TMJ pain.
TMJ symptoms vary from person to person and as
such, there's no one single cure to treat a TMJ disorders. Most TJM
Professionals focuse on TMJ pain relief as the first step in TMJ pain
When it comes to TMJ pain treatment, the American
Institute of Health recommends non-invasive, conservative treatment
procedures first and if the disorder persists even if such treatments
were exhausted, TMJ professionals may resort to invasive procedures
such as surgery. If you think that you're suffering from a TMJ
disorder, please be assured that number of TMJ patients who undergo
surgical intervention as a TMJ pain treatment is very low so there' s
nothing to worry about.
Most of the time, TMJ pain is relieved with the
various non-invasive treatment that Professionals may suggest.
The type of TMJ pain treatment that you'll receive
may have to depend on the type of doctor that you're going to see for
TMJ pain relieve. There are various of practicioners who may be able to
help with your TMJ pain treatment.
Some people go to dentists (like us) to have their
TMJ disorder fixed. A Dentists can help when the cause of the TMJ pain
is "incorect bite". In this case, we may make a splint to cover and
protect your teeth when your grind at night.
A splint helps to guide your bite so you bite
correctly and it tries to recapture a disc.
If your TMJ disorder is at the extreme, your
dentists may recommend the services of a Maxillofacial surgeon who
recommend a more aggressive approach which most likely is surgical
intervention. Since, most TMJ disorders are corrected with non-invasive
TMJ pain treatment, it will be wise to consider multiple second
opinions from other professionals before taking this route, as this can
be an expensive procedure.
The most common procedure done to treat TMJ
disorder is called arthrocentesis. Various procedures may be done such
as arthoscopy, arthroplasty, or total joint replacement. Again, only a
very small percentage of TMJ patients need surgical intervention, so
might as well consider it as your last option.
You may also seek help from other health
professionals like a Neurologist if you're suffering from headache, ENT
if you're suffering from ear pain.
Most TMJ disorders are caused by misaligned or
incorrect bites so it's wise to see
a dentist first.
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