TMJ Treatment Hollywood CA
If you’re looking for TMJ treatment Hollywood CA trusts, look no further than the professionals at TruGLO modern dental.
That clicking, popping, and occasional locking that you experience every time you move your jaw is more than just a minor inconvenience: it’s a serious problem, and you need to get it looked at by the pros. Read on to learn what it means when your jaw suddenly starts popping, how you can ease the symptoms yourself, and what the dental professionals at our office can do to help.
What is TMJ Disorder?
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint on either side of your jaw. It sits right behind your ears (so of course you’ll hear it when it starts acting up). The TMJ acts as a hinge, facilitating the easy opening and closing of your mouth. But there are instances in which the TMJ gets inflamed, damaged, or otherwise disrupted, causing what we call TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorder takes many forms. In some cases, it’s just a little pop or click every time you open your mouth. In other cases, it can cause serious pain, a lack of jaw motion, and even migraines, neck pain, and tinnitus. It’s important to take action when you notice that telltale clicking, and it’s important to get in touch with a specialist in TMJ treatment in Hollywood if you’re not sure if you have TMJ disorder or not.
What Can I Do to Reduce TMJ Disorder?
You may be surprised to hear it, but lifestyle changes can improve TMJ disorder. If you chew a lot of gum, for example, or eat difficult-to-chew foods, you may have to dial it back a little. In other cases, TMJ is actually caused by tooth grinding or jaw clenching – see what you can do to reduce your stress, and your TMJ may resolve itself.
It’s always a good idea to get in touch with a dental professional if you’re unsure whether or not you have TMJ disorder. A dentist can examine your jaw, facial muscles, and tooth wear patterns to determine whether TMJ disorder is the cause behind the clicking, and he or she can also help you more effectively manage your TMJ disorder with lifestyle changes.
In serious cases, a dentist may have to intervene. That’s where the specialists at TruGLO Modern Dental come in.
How Can a Dentist Improve My TMJ Disorder?
If your dentist determines that your TMJ disorder needs medical attention, he or she may provide corticosteroid injections to reduce the swelling in your TMJ joint. If medication doesn’t improve the swelling and clicking, your dentist may have to take more intensive steps to intervene.
Your dentist will first take steps to stabilize your bite. This means using a specially-made dental insert to keep your bite in line before proceeding to either grind away tooth enamel, apply braces, or even reconstruct tooth enamel to permanently balance out your bite and solve your TMJ disorder.
Get in Touch with Us Today
There are many ways TMJ disorder may affect you, but you shouldn’t have to suffer. Get in touch with the specialists at TruGLO Modern Dental to get started, and see how a Hollywood TMJ treatment from our office can improve your jaw and restore your smile.