If jaw pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is severe or long-lasting, you don’t have to live with the discomfort. The experienced dental team at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, offers numerous TMJ treatments to relieve pain and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Ramona Dental Group over the phone or online to find out if TMJ treatment is right for you.
TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, connects your skull to your jaw bone. It helps you move your jaw and open and close your mouth. TMJ disorders can cause problems with the way your jaw functions and contribute to discomfort. TMJ treatments offer you symptom relief.
If you experience the following signs or symptoms, TMJ disorders might be to blame:
TMJ discomfort might subside on its own or linger long-term. If your symptoms are severe or long-lasting, see the experts at Ramona Dental Group for an evaluation.
If you experience TMJ pain it might be due to:
Sometimes the cause of TMJ pain isn’t known. Regardless of its cause, the experts at Ramona Dental Group can offer you relief.
To determine if TMJ treatment is for you, your dentist reviews your symptoms and dental history. They complete a dental exam, ask you to open and close your mouth, and use dental X-rays to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Your dentist reviews TMJ treatment options with you to find one that matches your needs. They might recommend:
To reduce discomfort associated with TMJ pain, avoid chewing gum and manage stress to reduce teeth grinding. Heat or ice treatments can help too.
Performing jaw strengthening and flexibility exercises regularly can enhance joint function and alleviate TMJ symptoms.
Taking certain medications can reduce inflammation or relax muscles to ease TMJ pain.
Steroid and other injections help reduce inflammation to relieve TMJ discomfort.
Wearing a custom-fit night guard helps prevent teeth grinding while you sleep to alleviate jaw pain.
In severe cases of TMJ, surgery might be the best way to restore jaw joint function. Your Ramona Dental Group provider lets you know if you’re a good candidate for TMJ surgery.
Don’t live with TMJ pain if it’s debilitating. Schedule an appointment with Ramona Dental Group over the phone or online to find out which TMJ treatment is right for you.