What are some natural remedies and strategies to relieve TMJ/TMD symptoms and discomfort?
TMJ/TMD, also referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition in which the jaw joint that hinges the upper and lower jaw malfunctions, resulting in everyday issues such as popping, clicking, and even pain that can radiate from the jaw down through the neck and shoulders. Patients who have this condition know how problematic it can be. Luckily, the team at Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, Florida, can assist patients in finding natural remedies for treating this condition and seeking relief. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and associates work hard to assist with this and other dental issues that may arise with time.
What are some ways to find relief from TMJ/TMD?
There are many different ways to find relief from TMJ/TMD. Some of this condition’s most common treatment options include using a mouth guard, practicing relaxation techniques, and seeking professional therapy or counseling. To find relief from your symptoms, it is vital to work with a dental professional who can help you to identify and address the underlying cause of your pain or discomfort. If your condition is caused by stress or anxiety, then learning relaxation techniques may help provide some relief. Additionally, suppose you have been diagnosed with TMJ/TMD by a doctor or dentist such as Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates. In that case, they may recommend using a custom-fitted mouth guard while sleeping or during other extended times when you are not speaking. By working closely with a dentist, you can find a perfect solution that meets your needs.
Using the Myobrace® for TMJ relief
Another option that might be recommended for patients with a temporomandibular joint disorder is the Myobrace® appliance. This is a removable appliance that allows the patient to improve their bite but also provides relief of the symptoms related to temporomandibular joint pain.
A patient who suffers from TMJ disorder will often experience pain in the jaw or face, headaches, and earaches. The Myobrace® for TMJ relief can help a patient get back to normal more quickly when used correctly and as recommended by their dental team at Natural Dentistry, and it can be used for both children and adults. The Myobrace® appliance works by properly aligning the teeth, so there is less stress on the jaw joints. It also helps to relax any muscles that may be causing additional pain and pressure in this region. The Myobrace® treatment is done in a series of stages to get patients to a place where they can enjoy proper tooth alignment and appropriate tongue placement to reduce the issues associated with TMJ/TMD.
Learn more about managing your TMJ/TMD.
If you reside in Clearwater, FL, and want to speak to Dr. Beata A. Carlson and associates at Natural Dentistry about natural relief options, call 727-888-6929.
The office is located at 1825 Sunset Point Road and is open to new patients seeking more biocompatible and holistic dental solutions for the smile!