TMJ/TMD treatments for patients experiencing pain and discomfort
Patients who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ/TMD, is a condition that can cause significant pain and discomfort. In addition, it often coincides with a condition known as bruxism, which results in the clenching and grinding of the teeth. To protect the smile and address the issues associated with TMJ, many patients turn to Respond Dental of North York, Ontario, to learn more about mouthguards for headache and pain relief.
The temporomandibular joint is the joint of the jaw that holds the upper and lower jaw. It hinges the area so the mouth can open and close for talking and eating. However, sometimes this jaw joint can become dysfunctional, resulting in various issues. That may include:
- Locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
- Clicking and popping of the jaw joint when eating and speaking
- Pain radiating from the jaw down the neck or up through the head
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Bruxism (clenching and grinding of the teeth)
When TMJ becomes a chronic problem, it is known as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. This condition is often managed by patients with the use of pain medications. However, by using a specialized mouthguard, many patients can address the problem and avoid the use of pharmaceuticals. Drs. Reza Roodsar, Azam Gholizadeh, and Ali Rezaei of North York, Ontario, can provide patients with these specialized mouthguard appliances to avoid the issues associated with TMJ/TMD.
Am I a good candidate for a TMJ mouthguard?
Working with a TMJ doctor to find jaw pain treatment and headache relief often results in the recommendation of a TMJ mouthguard appliance. All patients can benefit from this appliance and may no longer need to take medication to address the issue.
Are you interested in using a TMJ mouthguard to relieve pressure and tightness?
If you are looking for the best jaw pain treatment that isn’t just the use of over-the-counter pain medications to manage, now is the time to speak to your North York, ON area dentist about the advantages of using a particular oral appliance. Call Drs. Reza Roodsar, Azam Gholizadeh, and Ali Rezaei of Respond Dental today at (416) 318-7465 and book an appointment at 45 Sheppard Avenue E, Unit #108.