If you are suffering from jaw pain and migraine headaches during the day, or extreme tension in your jaw while you sleep, then you may be suffering from something called TMJ. Here at Brunswick Smiles we’re able to offer our patients non-surgical solutions to this kind of tension in the jaw in order to help you with an array of problems that comes which said disorders.
It is important to note that TMJ, bruxism, and migraines are all interrelated conditions that have a negative effect on one another. Let’s take a look at how to treat this kind of disorder to get you back to feeling normal.
For those experiencing a clenching in the jaw, you may have a disorder in your temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your jaw bone and your skull together and a misalignment of them can cause an excruciating pain in both the joint and the muscles of your jaw. The root cause of this kind of ailment can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint, but it is more often than not associated with an injury to the jaw or arthritis.
For some extreme cases of TMJ or TMD, surgery may be recommended. However at our dental practice, we will do all we can initially to help you avoid any kind of a surgery.
With that in mind, a non-surgical solution to this disorder can be done by using a special mouthguard that you wear while you sleep. This mouthguard utilizes a rubber or plastic material at the back of the mouth in order for the teeth to press down on. This keeps booth jaws from touching each other. The lack of contact while you sleep alleviates any associated pain during the day.
If you are suffering from TMJ or TMD related pain, it is important that you don’t let it go untreated. If you’re ready to start sleeping restfully and without pain, please give our office in Monmouth Junction a call today. The dental professionals at Brunswick Smiles will do all they can to make sure that your TMJ is treated correctly, in a timely manner, and adjusted to your specific set of circumstances. Call them today!