Do you ever wonder how your jaw moves in all the angles it does? The numerous angles and abilities that comprise your jaw’s many impressive features are thanks to the temporomandibular joints. The temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJs, are ball-and-socket joints in your jaw that consist of numerous parts, including connective tissues, bone, muscles, joints, and ligaments all working together in a highly complex system. Unfortunately, it can be damaged at times and lead to a TMJ disorder.
If you are suffering from a TMJ disorder, it is important to make sure it is treated as soon as possible. Numerous treatments for TMJ disorders include the following:
– Heat and ice packs can be used to help relieve pain associated with TMJ disorders as well as to lower inflammation that may be present.
– Pain relievers and muscle relaxants can be used to help alleviate pain with TMJ disorders.
– Numerous meditative techniques including calming music, yoga, and biofeedback are known to be effective stress relievers for alleviating pain associated with TMJ disorders.
– Night guards and bite plates are helpful for alleviating pressure from your jaw.
– Practice effective exercises to help strengthen your jaw and keep it safe.
However, if severe damage or facial trauma has occurred, your TMJ disorder may require additional repair to help heal the ailments. Our team is highly specialized in providing TMJ treatments and oral surgeries to help improve your oral health. If you would like to know more about TMJ disorders and treatments at Aspire Surgical, you’re welcome to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph Fullmer and our team at our dentist office in Salt Lake City, Utah. We can be reached at 801-487-3264. We look forward to seeing you soon!