You have been treating your pain with ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain medicine for months or maybe even years. Yet your relief never lasts long. You may not realize it, but the source of your problem could be your jaw. If your pain is due to inflamed temporomandibular joints, you may need TMJ treatment in Rockdale, TX. With our assistance, you could:
- Have fewer headaches
- End your jaw pain and stiffness
- Stop facial, neck, upper back, and shoulder pain
- Eat comfortably again
- Protect your teeth from damage
Don’t allow an untreated TMJ disorder to make your daily life more difficult! Seek the help you want, need, and deserve at Sabal Dental. Call 512-598-9906 to get started with a consultation.
End Teeth Grinding to Ease Your TMJ Troubles
Your lower jaw can move around because of the temporomandibular joints on either side of your face. You can feel them if you place your fingers below your ears and open and close our mouth. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can be a big contributing factor to TMJ problems, causing those joints to become irritated. Millions of people grind their teeth without even realizing it while they are asleep.
To address this problem and get relief from painful TMJ symptoms, you can get one of our night guards. This is similar to a mouthguard that you wear while you sleep. It:
- Prevents you from clenching and grinding your teeth together
- Keeps your jaw in a more relaxed position
- Helps you avoid damage to your tooth enamel
- Makes it possible for you to get a good night’s rest
- Relieves an aching jaw and other TMJ symptoms
Many people find a night guard is sufficient to alleviate their TMJ symptoms. However, you may want to use your night guard along with other changes. Finding ways to ease stress or learning new ways to manage stress can help. Temporarily avoiding foods that are difficult to bite and chew can allow the muscles around your jaw to heal.
Let’s work together to find your TMJ treatment in Rockdale. Call 512-598-9906 or schedule online to make an appointment with our team at Sabal Dental.