Friday, April 29, 2016

What is TMJ Treatment?

What’s the best TMJ treatment? Well, as with plenty of other disorders there isn’t any simple answer or a miraculous solution that works for every case of TMJ disorder. Let’s check an article from WebMD

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD, TMJ)

Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.

Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But you may hear it wrongly called TMJ, after the joint.

What Causes TMD?

We don’t know what causes TMD. Dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself. read here the full article

And now how we can treat TMD. let’s read an article from


Most people with TMD have relatively mild or periodic symptoms which may improve on their own within weeks or months with simple home therapy. Self-care practices, such as eating soft foods, applying ice or moist heat, and avoiding extreme jaw movements (such as wide yawning, loud singing, and gum chewing) are helpful in easing symptoms. According to the NIH, because more studies are needed on the safety and effectiveness of most treatments for jaw joint and muscle disorders, experts strongly recommend using the most conservative, reversible treatments possible. If you are curious you can read here the full article here.

These are just some of the practical things you can do to remedy or at least ease the severity of the symptoms of TMJ. However, there are some who are quite successful in treating their TMJ using holistic approach. Give us a call so we can assist you in your problem click the link here.

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