Patients often ask us about finding long term solutions to the facial pain, difficulty chewing, popping, and clicking in their jaw caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (often referred to as TMJ or TMD).
While there’s no magical pill to cure TMJ permanently, you have many options when it comes to treating TMD and gaining relief from TMJ pain.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is the catch-all term for problems with the joints and muscles that make it possible to chew and talk. TMJ symptoms range from painless popping and clicking to “locked” jaws, jaw pain, difficulty chewing, ear pain, headaches, facial pain, toothaches, and dizziness.
TMD symptoms can range from mildly annoying to debilitating. Fortunately, you have a variety of pain relief methods for TMJ, depending on the severity of your case.
For mild to moderate discomfort, a TMJ home treatment can provide relief and prevent TMJ flare ups.