TMJ & TMD Treatment in Sacramento
Your dentist can do more for you than simply clean and care for your teeth. If you are experiencing temporomandibular concerns, we can provide TMD treatment in Sacramento to help you overcome this condition. Having a healthy jaw is vital to eating, speaking, and even smiling. So we are here to do our part to make sure every element of your oral health is working at full capacity.
At Stonebrook Dental, we strive to do our part in keeping every aspect of your oral health at its best. That is why every staff member on our team is ready to do all they can to ensure you have a pleasant experience that delivers results in a friendly, calm atmosphere. Call us today to learn more about TMD treatment and get started on finding a plan that will address your concerns.
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AN OVERVIEW OF BRACES
TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your lower and upper jaw. Think of it as a hinge, though it is actually quite a complex joint and vulnerable to problems. After all, most joints only move in a couple of directions, but this joint can move in almost any direction. Try moving your jaw around and see for yourself (carefully though!). But this very complexity can leave it vulnerable to various health problems. And when you have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, then even basic tasks like eating or speaking can become painful, difficult, or even impossible. That is why TMD treatment is so important; it helps you get your life back on track.
Signs you are dealing with TMD include:
- Pain in or around the joint
- Restricted or tightness in moving of the lower jaw
- Noticeable clicking when moving your jaw
- Cramp-like muscle spasms
- Locked jaw (unable to move jaw at all)
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WHAT IS GETTING TMD TREATMENT LIKE?
Modern methods provide several options for treating TMD, and we work closely with you to find the right option for your situation. We often can combine treatment modalities based on your needs to provide even more effective outcomes. The most common and reliable treatment options include:
Muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, and pain medication can all prove useful in helping patients address TMD and its symptoms. These can also be combined with other treatment options to assist in the process.
Sometimes, guided physical exercise can be enough to strengthen or adjust the muscles around the jaw, restoring function and eliminating symptoms all at once.
Surgical treatments are usually reserved only for more severe and persistent cases of TMJ. We typically work with patients through other treatment methods first and only recommend surgery if other options have failed or proved insufficient.
Do i need tmj treatment?
The severity of TMD symptoms can vary significantly. But as a general rule, if you have symptoms that are causing you discomfort or even inconvenience, then treatment is likely your best option. If you notice any of the symptoms we listed involving your jaw, it may be time to give Stonebrook Dental a call. Waiting to get treatment may only lead to worse symptoms and a more challenging treatment overall. So do not hesitate to call us as soon as you notice anything amiss and we can get started on working together to find your ideal solution.
After TMD Treatment
When your symptoms are finally gone or lessening, it can be tempting to get right back to daily life without a care. However, it will often prove vital to take special measures to keep your jaw in good shape and prevent symptoms from returning. For example, some patients may need to continue wearing a nightguard to prevent teeth grinding, a habit that could contribute to TMD. In every case, we will provide you with complete instructions and care tips to keep your TMJ far away.
Benefits of Treating TMD
- Restore your ability to eat and speak with ease
- Receive relief from pain and symptoms
- Restore ease of eating and speaking
- Reduce inflammation and secondary problems
- Receive personalized treatment specific to your needs
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With a professional on your side, you can tackle even the most stubborn cases of TMD. Call Stonebrook Dental, the dentist in Sacramento, today or use our online form to set up your next appointment and get started receiving your personalized TMD treatment in Sacramento. Through individualized treatments and procedures, you can get the help you need to get your jaw back into excellent shape. We look forward to doing our part in giving you symptom relief from problems related to TMJ. Call us today to take the first step!