TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that attaches the jaw to the skull. As with many other joints on the body, this joint can experience problems over time, causing pain and swelling. We here at Perspective Dentistry offer a range of TMJ treatment options to alleviate the pain and discomfort that you are feeling and to give you free range of the jaw bone.
What Types of TMJ Treatments are Available?
There are a variety of TMJ treatments readily available to ease the pain and discomfort that you’re experiencing right now. Some of these treatments include:
- Physical Therapy
Depending on the severity of your TMJ problems, we will be able to recommend the specific treatment that is right for you. X-rays of the area may also be required to see the extent of the damage to the jaw bone and what problems are underneath the surface. A thorough examination is also performed so that we can pinpoint the cause of your pain, swelling and discomfort.
When Should You Seek Treatment for TMJ Problems?
TMJ problems may be long-occurring and get worse over time and in some cases, they can be relatively instant. If you are having pain or discomfort around this joint area or are noticing that you have swelling, this is a sign that you may be experiencing a problem with this joint. Likewise, a lot of people who grind their teeth at night are susceptible to TMJ pain and problems later on. For this reason, a comprehensive examination and health history is essential in determining the root cause of the problem. At Perspective Dentistry, our commitment is to get you feeling your absolute best and to work with you on treatments that are comfortable and affordable. One thing that we look for are any signs of swelling of the joint as well as the sound the joint makes when you open and close your mouth. From there, we can offer a treatment that works best for you.
If you are in need of TMJ treatment, contact us today!