At-Home TMJ Treatment
At-Home TMJ Treatment
There are numerous therapies for TMJ. Your home can serve as the first point of care. However, at-home care will only give you momentary relief and enable you to keep the pain under control. You might require professional training from your doctor for long-term treatment. Fortunately, working with Dr. Sid Solomon will help you get your smile back because he is an authority on treating TMJ disorder.
Signs you may require treatment for your TMJ
Since the signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder aren’t really obvious, it sometimes takes longer for patients to seek treatment before their condition worsens. They might have persistent pain in their facial or jaw muscles without realizing that a problem with their TMJs has affected how well their jaw works. The following are a few of the more prevalent symptoms that can alert you to TMJ disorder:
- Joint clicking and popping when you chew and bite
- Consistently worsening headaches and migraines
- Aches and pains in your face, neck, and head muscles
- A sore mouth (often because of teeth-grinding habit)
At-home TMJ treatment options
You may find relief by carrying out the following at home as you practice self-care for temporomandibular jaw disorder:
- Use a nonprescription anti-inflammatory drug, such as naproxen or ibuprofen.
- Maintain proper posture and refrain from putting the chin on your hands.
- Consume soft foods. Eat a lot of non-chewy foods and stay away from things like thick sandwiches that call for wide bites.
- Keep your jaw from moving excessively or needlessly. Avoid singing or yelling, which could cause you to open the jaw too wide. Avoid chewing gum and put a hand under the chin when yawning.
- For about 10 minutes, apply cold packs or moist heat to your jaw as well as the side of your face. You may repeat this throughout the day.
- Try to relax. To relax and soften your jaw, you’ll need some stress management strategies in your toolbox. Think about discussing the benefits of physical therapy with your care provider.
- As often as possible, place your jaw so that your teeth are slightly spaced apart. If you have issues with teeth clenching or grinding, place your tongue in between your teeth.
- Give your jaw and neck muscles a massage. Ask your physical therapist for advice on safe home stretches when it is appropriate.
You need professional help for effective and long-term TMJ treatment
The cause and its impact on the TMJs’ integrity are crucial to take into account for many people with TMJ disorder. For instance, if your joints are compromised because they are exposed to too much pressure, your dentist will need to figure out the cause of the pressure and how to deal with it. Given his level of expertise and several years of experience, Dr. Sid Solomon has helped several clients to identify the underlying cause of their TMJ disorder and the extent to which the causes have affected their TMJs’ integrity. He employs different treatment options to restore his patient’s wellness.
Let Dr. Sid Solomon help you
Are you not sure if the pain you are experiencing is due to TMJ disorder? You may want more information. Call Time To Smile in Los Angeles at (310) 475-5598 right away to set up a consultation with Dr. Sid Solomon to go over your symptoms and determine the best course of action.
The American Dental Association has approved all of our TMJ treatments and procedures. To determine the patient’s ideal bite, neuromuscular dentistry and gnathological neuromuscular dentistry use computer mandibular scanning (CMS), surface electromyography (SEMG), and sonography through a K7 unit.