When you’re experiencing any type of chronic pain, it controls your life. The discomfort resulting from a TMJ disorder can be debilitating. Fortunately, our Oakland dentist is able to relieve your pain and ease the intensity of your TMJ problem. With a variety of techniques and resources, we will stop your TMJ pain as soon as possible. You’ll no longer struggle with facial pain, jaw pain, headaches, migraines, and all the other issues resulting from an improperly functioning temporomandibular joint.
TMJ Disorder Therapy | Oakland Dentist
TMJ disorders occur when the temporomandibular joint is overly stressed or working incorrectly. When the joint isn’t working properly, your jaw function will suffer and you will experience generalized pain. You may see temporomandibular joint disorder referred to as either TMJ or TMD. The following methods are a few ways our Oakland dentist will help soothe your TMJ pain.
- TMD Splints – These mouth guards will keep your TMJ working correctly and prevent teeth grinding and clenching, which can aggravate TMD. Your teeth will also be protected from wear.
- TMD Massage – Massage of the TMJ can relax the area and prevent further pain. This can be done by a professional or on your own, at home – ask our Oakland dentist for advice on TMJ massage.
- TMD therapy at home – There are a variety of changes you can make to your personal habits to calm your TMJ. Refraining from eating very crunchy or chewy foods, not resting your chin on your hand while working, and not chewing gum are a few simple steps you can take.
Our Oakland dentist doesn’t want you to spend another moment in pain. Contact our office to relieve the discomfort of your TMJ disorder and return to your normal life.