If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, you know just how painful they can be. Your quality of life is diminished, your relationships are affected, and you do not have the same enthusiasm for life that you used to have. If you are suffering from TMJ, we invite you to discover the treatment options that are available.
You are warmly invited to contact us to set up a consultation. The first step that we will go through is a diagnosis. There will be a physical exam and we will ask you questions about the pain you have been experiencing. We will listen to and feel your jaw when you open and close your mouth. We will look at the range of motion your jaw has and see where you are experiencing discomfort. You may need to have some dental x-rays taken. Once the right diagnosis has been made, treatment options will be presented.
If you are just starting to experience TMJ pain, we may first recommend some at-home treatments to try and see if the pain subsides on its own. They may recommend pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications. But there are a wide variety of non-drug therapies that may eventually be recommended. For example, a special type of mouth guard may be used.
Counseling may be recommended for some individuals. Some individuals engage in behaviors that make their TMJ pain worse. For example, they may lean on their chin, bite their fingernails, or grind their teeth when going through stressful situations. Basic education can help these individuals to reduce their TMJ pain.
If a person has tried all of the above therapies and treatments without any success, something more may be needed. It all depends on the situation, as there’s no one-size-fits-all TMJ treatment.
There are different treatment options available for individuals who experience pain because of TMJ. You do not have to endure this pain any longer. You are warmly invited to schedule a consultation at Brevard Smiles. We want to help you relieve your pain, which is going to improve your quality of life. Our offices are located in Indian Harbour Beach and Rockledge. Contact us today to book an appointment.