Those who experience persistent pain along the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement may suffer from TMJ. TMJ makes it more difficult to talk, eat, and even sleep. Don’t let the pain take over your life, and visit Smiles on Souris Weyburn, SK, to get a TMJ assessment and personalized treatment plan.
Symptoms of TMJ
Causes of TMJ
The causes of TMJ are not always clear. Many different factors, as well as a combination of factors, may lead to TMJ. The common causes behind TMJ include jaw injury, arthritis, and genetics. Clenching or grinding teeth can also lead to jaw issues, including TMJ.
Treating TMJ Disorder
Even though TMJ is not fully understood, the pain it causes is treatable in many cases. There are two types of treating TMJ: nonsurgical and surgical. We would suggest treatments such as bite splints, physical therapy, medication, and home pain relief remedies before considering the last resource – the surgery.