The symptoms of TMD are varied and may include any of the following:
• Frequent ringing in one or both ears
• Painful chewing
• Clicking, popping or grinding sounds when chewing
• Neck and/or shoulder pain
• Locking of the jaw joint
There are many factors that can contribute to TMD symptoms, including clenching or grinding the teeth, injury to the jaw joint and overuse of the jaw joint. If you have symptoms of TMD, you may be able to relieve them by chewing gum less frequently, minimizing stress in your life and seeking treatment when necessary.
If you have the symptoms of TMD, you may be wondering what Jacksonville TMJ treatment options are available. Depending on the severity of your case, any of the following treatments may be recommended for you:
• Relaxation and stress-management techniques
• Dental night guard
• Physical therapy
• Muscle relaxant or anti-inflammatory medications
• Jaw surgery
It’s best to start with non-invasive techniques for minimizing TMJ pain. Surgery is generally only recommended for severe cases when other treatments are ineffective.
Schedule Your Appointment
TMJ issues can be painful, and treatment may be required to speak and eat normally. To schedule your Jacksonville TMJ treatment, contact Carlson Dental Group at 904-262-8409.