The temporomandibular joint is a complex structure that connects the jawbone to the skull. This sliding hinge serves as one of your mouth's most critical components, serving both structural and functional purposes for our body. When we have difficulties with these joints, it can cause pain in this area or problems controlling movement within them.
TMJ treatment is a process that's aimed at relieving or stopping the pain associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) such as headaches; joint noise including popping and clicking; facial pain from the muscles of chewing; earaches, or dizziness.
It's essential to get treatment quickly because once there are any signs of wear or tear in your joint space, you're more likely to keep re-injuring it over time.
Contact us at Integrative Hospital Associates or visit our Clinic in Davie, FL, to get your TMJ treatment.
TMJ can be a difficult condition to get rid of. TMJ is usually treated with the application of heat or cold to relieve symptoms, mouth guards that attach to the upper and lower jaws, a soft diet, and physical therapy. Consult a TMJ relief specialist. Some people also find jaw pain relief through relaxation techniques like meditation and breathing exercises.
Minor TMJ discomfort will usually go away without treatment. However, anyone who has constant or repeated episodes of pain should consider an evaluation to prevent or avoid future issues: teeth grinding, jaw pain, and soreness around the ear.
Laying on your side with a hand under your pillow can exacerbate the symptoms of TMD. The best sleeping position is laying on the back for proper alignment, which also provides more space between teeth while you sleep, so they're not grinding together as much upon waking up from being uncomfortable all night long!