Find Out How to Feel Better With TMJ Treatment
Well, I’ve been one of those people that’s had chronic jaw pain and found out that if it’s ignored, it just gets worse. I’ve seen cracked teeth. I’ve seen headaches. I’ve seen difficulty in opening or the jaw locking open or locking closed as being different symptoms of that TMJ issue.
Now, TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It’s the place where the lower jaw meets the skull. And there are a lot of different difficulties that can occur as a result of not treating some of those symptoms early on. If you suspect that you have that or have any issues with that, we’d love to do an evaluation and see if there’s any jaw joint deterioration that’s occurring, arthritic, or a fractured jaw joint that’s occurred, and see if we can put you on a steady footing going forward, fabricating perhaps an appliance that will improve how the bite is fitting it right now at this time to take the pressure off the joints and relieve the symptoms.
The next step might be an evaluation of how teeth could be repositioned to try and improve that situation. It can be minor or it can be extensive, but we don’t know for sure unless we see you, have a chance to do that evaluation.