The Best Dentist Who Can Treat TMJ

Posted by AngeloEverton on February 2nd, 2012

If you are suffering from TMJ, don't take it lightly. Also, don’t feel down when it seems like you have ran out of all options. There’s always a way to get around this issue. Consult your dentist right away or if you live near Austin area, check the internet and search through pages of the best dental clinics in the city. The temporomandibular joints are the joints just below each ear, connecting the temporal bone of your skull and the lower jaw. Your dentist would surely know how you would feel if you suffer such disorder as it is part of the dental anatomy.

At first I was really wondering why my muscles below my left ear including my left lower jaw was aching. I have dental fillings performed on me two years earlier but I didn't suspect it was the cause because I didn't feel the tingling sensation from there. The surrounding areas of my left ear were aching and I can feel the tingling sensations. I browsed the internet and casually navigated through web pages and unsure of what I really searched for. Until I stumbled upon a website about laser dental service. Then I chanced upon the word TMJ by coincidence.

I didn't waste time and immediately dropped a line and inquired about the disorder. The person on the other line answered a few questions but advised me to set an appointment with their dentists. I agreed and three days later, I was able to meet one of their dentists and evaluated my entire mouth. Then he discovered that I was suffering TMJ. The dentist provided me enough information about the disorder and briefed me about the possible treatment I need to undergo. I was more than thankful that finally I found a solution to my problem.

Some of the treatment options he suggested to at least alleviate the pain caused by TMJ was a non-surgical therapy which involves anti-inflammatory medications. He also suggested exercise to make muscles stronger and get rid of excessively chewing gums of avoid eating hard foods. Moreover, the dentist suggested me to use a night guard, a plastic mouthpiece to keep the jaw joints in correct position even while sleeping. It would also eliminate any grinding or clenching of teeth during sleep.

After establishing the TMJ dysfunction, the dentist then advised me to undergo corrective dental treatments after a possible harm caused by the issue. He found out that one or two of my teeth were damaged and needed immediate treatments to which I readily agreed. He decided that I needed  dental bridges to restore the damage and stabilize my bite. He further told me to use the night guard as often as necessary.

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