While the symptoms of TMJ can be worrisome, there are potential treatments if you’re suffering from this condition. Your dentist in Noblesville, Dr. Deldar, may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
1. Mouth guard
A mouth guard is designed to fit over your unique teeth. When your jaw is closed while wearing it, the device simulates a well-aligned bite and also alleviates the impact of grinding your teeth at night. Depending on the severity of TMJ risk or symptoms, some patients must wear it more often.
This is a long-term TMJ remedy in the form of braces. They help to reconfigure the structure of your bite, alleviating stress on your jaw and results in a beautiful smile.
3. Jaw Stretching
This is one you can do on your own, note to be please be gentle with your jaw joints. First, relax your jaw. Once it is relaxed, slide your jaw to the left and turn your head to look right to extend the stretch depth. Repeat on the right side. Next, after you have relaxed your jaw again, try opening your mouth as wide as possible within your comfort range. Hold it open for a few seconds then lightly close your jaw. Do this a few times through-out the day.