Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders cause jaw pain, morning headaches, and other uncomfortable symptoms. The solution seldom involves surgery, however you can benefit from various non-surgical treatments. However, it is good to see your dentist as soon as the symptoms appear. If you do, here are some of the main treatments your dentist will mention.
- Surgery may be used to treat TMJ disorders caused by structural problems.
- Mild cases may benefit from pain relievers, mouth guards and physical therapy.
- Lifestyle changes can also help reduce the symptoms. For instance, you should avoid grinding your teeth or biting your fingernails.
Although TMJ issues can be resolved at home, your dentist can outline the path to symptom relief.