How Do You Treat TMJ?
If you suffer from TMJ in Melbourne, Florida you may be wondering what you can do to stop this pain. Dr. Steve Sedaros offers various treatment options so that you no longer suffer from the pain associated with TMJ. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Dr. Sedaros will determine the proper course of treatment.
The New York Times suggests that when you first experience jaw pain, there are gentle therapies you should try first, such as: stretching, relaxing, and massaging the muscles around your jaw. You should also avoid actions that irritate your symptoms, like yawning, singing, and chewing gum.
You should also ask our office about medications you can use. “Sometimes, short-term use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help relieve jaw pain temporarily,” The New York Times advises.
“Another treatment for TMJ is a mouth or bite guard. These have been used since the 1930s to treat teeth grinding, clenching, and TMJ disorders. However, the guard may lose its effectiveness over time, or when you stop wearing it,” explained The New York Times. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care joined with professional care. If you have symptoms of TMJ, then give Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call today to schedule an appointment.