TMJ Relief Is Here!
- Posted on: Sep 24 2016
Hello and welcome back to the blog! Here at Clear Lake Dental Care, we do a whole lot more than just clean your teeth and fill your cavities. We are a full-service holistic-minded dentistry office that has been making the good people of Webster, Texas smile bigger and better for many years now.
But one thing we have discovered is that you won’t feel much like smiling if things have gone awry with your TMJ.
If you experience frequent migraines and headaches, upper back and neck pain, and if there are popping or clicking sounds when you open or close your mouth, you are most likely experiencing TMD/TMJ trouble.
TMJ issues are often the result of habitual grinding and/or clenching of your teeth because of too much stress. This condition is known as Bruxism. And it puts lots of additional strain on your TMJ (the joints in your mouth) and causes your headaches to occur with the sort severity and frequency that will bring you to your knees.
Fortunately, we can effectively treat TMJ-related issues here at Clear Lake Dental Care.
In many cases we can put a stop to all your headaches by addressing the issues at the root of the problem, namely your stress-related bruxism.
Read on to hear about our options and then get in-touch to schedule your TMJ consultation with Dr. Das!
There are some things that you will be able to do on your own to get some daily relief. When you come in for your consultation, we will work with you on techniques and exercises to help you stay relaxed throughout the day. This will help!
Mouthguards & Nightguards
Positive thoughts are great. And it would be awesome if relaxation alone could make it go away. But, if you’re still having trouble relaxing your jaw during the day, a mouthguard might be the thing you need.
For later in the evening, a night-guard can be employed to release any tension that occurs while you are sleeping. Often you do the most damage when you aren’t even aware of it.
Dental Solutions For TMJ-Related Headaches
Our team has seen many patients who were grinding their teeth or experiencing TMJ-related pain because their teeth were a disaster. For example, if your teeth are not properly aligned, or you have some that are missing altogether, this could be the root cause of your problems. Accordingly, this requires a slightly different approach for treatment.
If you are experiencing this kind of scenario, we can offer crowns, implants, or Invisalign short-term orthodontics.
We may also recommend behavior modification, eating soft foods for a few days to reduce stress on the jaw joints, gentle stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, biofeedback, stress management, and other conservative therapies.
Surgery is only performed when all other treatments have failed. But we will do whatever it takes to find you a way out of your misery.
Stop The Headaches Today!
If you have been inspired to take the next step towards some relief, call our Webster, Texas dental office right away to set up your TMJ consultation at 281-557-8097! Or contact us online now!
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