TMJ/TMD Therapy in Jacksonville
If you’re dealing with chronic headaches, if you notice a pop or click when you open and close your mouth, or if you’ve ever felt a sense of lockjaw, you may be suffering from the condition known as TMJ/TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the jaw joint. The TMJ is a complex joint with many working parts. Many people suffer from TMD and it often goes untreated. TMD can be caused by many different problems including a bite that doesn't match up properly, muscle overload, and neurological dysfunctions. Our patients are screened for TMD and our doctors are passionate about treating pain.
There are a few things you can do to naturally reduce the occurrence of pain in your TMJ. These include:
- Taking smaller bites when eating
- Eating softer foods
- Avoiding chewing gum
- Applying a warm compress to the jaw
For patients dealing with chronic jaw pain, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Baxter provide therapy for TMJ/TMD in North Jacksonville. The solution may be found with a removable oral device that you wear while you sleep. Because problems with the TMJ often present only at night, this treatment helps by bringing your jaw into proper alignment to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching during sleep. Additionally, certain medications can help to reduce stress in the jaw to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ.
You can live without pain from TMJ/TMD. If you or a loved one are dealing with the painful effects of this jaw dysfunction, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry. We welcome all patients from the North Jacksonville area including Yulee, Callahan, and Nassau Village.