<b>What is TMJ Disorder Therapy?</b>
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is responsible for connecting the lower jaw to the skull. Over time, the TMJ can experience problems that result in pain, discomfort and limited range of movement. When this occurs, it is considered TMJ disorder or dysfunction. We offer many treatment options for TMJ disorder so that you can experience less pain and discomfort while improving overall functioning of this joint.
<b>Why is TMJ Disorder Therapy needed?</b>
TMJ-related problems can get worse over time without adequate treatment. In fact, TMJ disorder and dysfunction can even result in the inability to open or close your mouth properly. Treatment is geared specifically for each individual patient. This ensures that you’re receiving the care that is necessary in improving the temporomandibular joint’s function.
<b>Who is a good candidate for TMJ Disorder Therapy?</b>
We will perform an examination to determine if you have problems with your TMJ. Some of the most common TMJ-related problems include cracking, popping or grinding when opening and closing your jaw as well as pain and stiffness. You may find that you have trouble opening your mouth all the way, and you may even experience issues with swelling and inflammation. If it’s found that you have TMJ dysfunction, we’ll offer and provide care specific to your needs.
<b>What happens during TMJ Disorder Therapy?</b>
Each type of therapy is different depending on the severity of the disorder and your specific needs. Before any type of treatment is administered, we’ll perform an exam and consult with you. For mild TMJ problems, we’ll recommend more milder and less invasive treatment options. Severe TMJ symptoms may require surgery. It is important that you come in for an appointment if you’re beginning to experience TMJ-related problems and pain. Some of the more common treatment options include:
• Pain relievers
• Ice/heat therapy
• Physical therapy
• Lifestyle changes
If you think you might need TMJ disorder therapy or want to learn more about this treatment, call us today and we can schedule an appointment for you to come in.