The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the skull and the jawbone to your lower jaw. These joints are used many times during the course of your day while you swallow, yawn, chew and speak. Pain in and around the TMJ may restrict movement and can be unpleasant.
Our dentists will be able to detect whether you are suffering from TMD disorder or not with the help of an X-Ray. If you are affected by this condition, we will guide you towards the appropriate treatments. The first step associated with TMD treatment is pain management. We may prescribe some medication, and we may recommend physical therapy.
There are also some effective exercises that have the potential to treat TMD. You can simply follow them from the comfort of your home in order to realign the jaw. If these things don’t work, surgical treatment may be indicated.
Some simple steps can be taken to prevent TMD from occurring or becoming more severe:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMD, contact Blue Ridge Family Dental in Vacaville, CA for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Call us at (707) 345-1137.