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Benefits of TMJ Treatment

Benefits of TMJ Treatment

Benefits of TMJ Treatment

Do you have pain in your jaw, headaches, shoulder pain, clicking in your jaw, or difficulty biting or chewing? You could have TMJ disorder (TMD).

Your temporomandibular joints connect your jaw to your skull. As you might expect, that means that they get a lot of use, since every day, you talk, laugh, and eat. Most people can do these things without difficulty. If you can’t though, you need to know about the benefits of TMJ treatment – it is possible that you are putting more stress on your TM joint than most people do. Perhaps you bite hard, or grind your teeth. Or, you could simply have a misalignment that prevents you from effectively using your jaw. In the final analysis, if you are in pain, the cause does not matter all that much. What does matter is that you get an effective diagnosis so that you can enjoy the benefits of TMJ treatment and get your quality of life back.

There are many treatments available to you that can ease the discomfort of TMJ disorder. The first thing you have to do, though, is see your dentist for a TMJ assessment. Your dentist can determine how severe the disorder is, and then recommend a course of treatment. Treatments could include something as simple as a mouth guard to stop you from grinding your teeth, or muscle relaxants. In severe cases, surgery may be needed, but usually less invasive treatments will correct the issue.

If TMJ is not treated, most of the time it will only get worse. The benefits of TMJ treatment include reducing the risk of further damage to your teeth, and allowing you to use your mouth the way you did before you developed the disorder – in other words, you will be able to bite and chew without pain.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about TMJ disorder, and the benefits of TMJ treatment, contact us. L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts is located at 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW #8210, Washington, DC 20024. You can arrange an appointment by calling us at 202-488-8300. If you would rather request an appointment online, you can use the form on our Contact Us page. No one should have to suffer from the pain of TMJ disorder when effective treatments are available.

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