Benefits of TMJ Treatment
The largest joint in the human head is known as the TMJ or temporomandibular joint. It is incredibly strong and flexible. However, it can experience many problems, and if they become chronic, the condition is often called TMJ or TMD (temporomandibular disorder). At Sana Dental in Edmonton, AB we have a TMJ specialist able to help you address the many issues and symptoms of this condition, and discover the great benefits of TMJ treatment.
As your dentist in Edmonton, we might suggest TMJ treatment if you are showing the different signs and symptoms of the condition. They are quite wide and vary from person to person, but they commonly include:
- Bruxism (tooth grinding)
- Head, neck, jaw and facial pain
- Locking of the jaw
- Popping and clicking sounds in the jaw
- Ear pain and ringing
- Sore teeth and unusual amounts of fracturing or chipping
- Difficulty chewing and using the jaw
- Chronic headache
Clearly, the most obvious benefits of TMJ treatment would be eliminating some or most of the symptoms. Most patients with it complain of more than just one issue, and alleviating multiple, painful and uncomfortable problems should rank as the chief benefits of TMJ treatment.
However, it is also important to remember that behaviors such as clenching (Bruxism) can lead to ongoing issues. Your TMJ can easily lead to costly dental bills as your teeth begin to wear or even fracture due to clenching. Your constant ear aches or ringing in the ears along with the headache and/or sore teeth can take a toll on you emotionally and in all other areas of life.
There are so many benefits of TMJ treatment, and yet the simplicity of some treatments must also be beneficial. For example, many patients respond favorably to the use of oral appliances that prevent night time clenching and eliminate many symptoms quickly.
Find Out if You Can Benefit from TMJ Treatment
Do you think you might have TMJ or need treatment? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Edmonton, AB office at 1-780-476-3391. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.