Constant headaches or pain in your jaw are bothersome at first, but it doesn’t take long for symptoms like these to have a serious impact on your quality of life.
With summer around the corner, you definitely don’t want chronic pain to keep you from enjoying time with your family and friends or from managing your day-to-day responsibilities.
That’s why you should get to the bottom of it now before summer begins with help from our team at Highland Advanced Dental Care!
It’s Hard To Enjoy Life With TMJ Disorder!
It’s unfortunate that millions of people are living with chronic pain caused by TMJ disorder and don’t even realize what’s causing it or how to find a solution.
Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is that hinge that controls your jaw movement, which means you rely on it constantly to eat, speak, laugh, sing, and yawn.
If something happens to shift that joint out of alignment, you can face a host of painful symptoms that too often are mistakenly attributed to other conditions, making TMJ disorder nearly impossible to self-diagnose.
The effects can be so uncomfortable, this disorder makes enjoying your life nearly impossible, too.
TMJ Problems Create Widespread Pain
One of the reasons that TMJ disorder (TMD) can affect you for so long is because the symptoms can be so widespread, it could be a while before you start to trace them all to one central cause.
That’s why it’s best to be aware of the common symptoms tied to TMD and seek help from your Highland Township dentist if you start to experience any of them on a regular basis:
- Jaw Soreness
- Frequent Headaches/Migraines
- Pain & Tension in the Face or Neck
- Daily Fatigue
- Clicking Noises In The Jaw
- Earache Pain
Another problem with TMD is that it could put your dental health at risk. When you’re constantly putting pressure on your jaw and grinding your upper and lower teeth against each other, you can wear down or damage your tooth enamel, as well as disturb your overall oral function.
Find Relief for TMD & Live Pain-Free!
We want you to live pain-free and have strong, healthy teeth, which is why we offer customized mouthguards as part of our multifaceted approach to TMJ disorder. While you sleep, your mouthguard will alleviate the pressure of teeth grinding and jaw clenching so your jaw can heal naturally and you wake up each morning without pain.
You can also take advantage of our other strategies for relieving your pain and discomfort, like recommendations for anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxation exercises, and suggestions for modifying your diet to avoid aggravating your symptoms.
With our help, you can get back to enjoying your life pain-free and protect your teeth from damage and wear moving forward.
Schedule An Appointment!
There’s too much fun to be had during the summer months to be bogged down by chronic pain.
That’s why you should visit Dr. LoCascio now so we can help you find relief and healing with a comfortable, customized mouthguard and other effective TMJ solutions.