Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are the crucial joints with your jaw that facilitate the movement of your mouth. They are vital for ensuring chewing, speaking, and eating can be done effectively. However, damage to the TMJs often occurs in the form of TMJ disorders.
Here are some things you should know about TMJ disorders:
– To make sure your smile is properly taken care of, have heat and ice packs ready for any pain or inflammation that may occur with TMJ disorders.
– Although not all TMJ disorders are connected to other ailments, many may find their traces to underlying causes. In some cases, TMJ disorders can be the result of ailments such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.
– Although meditation systems may not seem like the most helpful treatments for jaw pain, it might just surprise you. Relaxation is essential to relieving jaw pressure, so try various stress-relievers such as yoga, soft music, and biofeedback.
– You will increase your risk of a TMJ disorder if you bite your nails, chew gum, or try to eat extremely chewy foods.
No matter which TMJ treatment you desire, Dr. Philip Cooper and our team at Savannah Dental Associates will make sure that your jaw is properly treated. To schedule an oral at our dentist office in Garden City, Georgia, please contact us at 912-234-5003. We look forward to helping you in any way we can!