It is our goal at Firewheel Smiles to help our patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems and headaches.
Most of the time, people occasionally get pain and discomfort in their jaw and the muscles surrounding it. It usually goes away and does not mean that you have trouble with TMJ.
People who suffer from TMJ also suffer from headaches and pain in the face, jaw, ear, and even neck. Some struggle with eating. It can be hard and even painful to chew and eat or even just bite down. Some people with TMJ suffer from periods of dizziness.
Most of the time, people treat their symptoms and not the disease. They may use pain relievers, along with ice packs when they are really sore.
If pain relievers and ice are not helping, you should see your dentist. Mouthguards can be really helpful, though there are times when you may need surgery or dental implants to help with your TMJ.
If you think that you may be suffering from TMJ, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 214-703-5490 .
We offer both NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibitor) appliances and also the traditional Full Occlusal Night Guard . A consultation would be best to determine what’s best for you.