Immediate relief with TMJ bruxism treatment
TMJ and bruxism are two conditions that can cause discomfort and disruption to your daily life. When other areas of the body are sore, you can rest them, but that isn’t the case with a sore jaw joint. Luckily, there is relief with the help of TMJ bruxism treatment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At The International Center for Dental Excellence, we can help you get out of pain.
Relief from jaw pain
The temporomandibular joints are responsible for controlling the movement of your lower jaw. Every time you perform a function that requires opening and closing of the mouth, such as eating, talking, or yawning, you are using the TMJ. When the TMJ becomes overworked, it can become sore and painful. Dysfunction of the TMJ that leads to uncomfortable symptoms is called temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
Treating TMJ pain
The most common symptom of TMD is pain or soreness of the TMJ muscles. Some people with TMD will notice popping or clicking noises when opening and closing their mouths. Individuals may also experience pain in other areas, such as the neck, ears, shoulders, or back.
TMD is often linked to bruxism, the unintentional teeth grinding, most often at night. This nighttime clenching leads to further pain and causes wear and tear on the teeth.
Treatment for TMD involves getting to the root problem causing the pain. A custom night guard may relieve individuals suffering from TMD due to night bruxism. These guards ease pressure on the TMJ by realigning your jaw while you sleep, taking tension off the joint. The appliances are typically made of hard acrylic and are designed to fit snugly on your teeth so that it does not affect your breathing.
Other methods used to treat TMD include:
- Jaw Exercises – designed to stimulate and relax the jaw muscles
- Medications – in certain situations, anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxers may help with pain relief
- Stress Reduction – because stress and anxiety can play a significant role in jaw pain, finding ways to reduce stress and relax can be helpful
Learn more about TMJ bruxism treatment today!
You’re in the right place if you believe you are suffering from a TMJ disorder. The International Center for Dental Excellence in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has experience getting patients the relief they deserve. If you would like more information, give us a call at (954) 945-7355.
About Dr. Yolanda Cintron
As a biological cosmetic dentist, Dr. Yolanda Cintron for over 30 years has been creating the most beautiful smiles using the highest quality materials that will last a lifetime. Her expertise and professionalism have earned her the trust of patients, not only from Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas in Florida but also from many other countries. Patients coming from around the world for her to create their new smiles and change their lives forever.
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