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Making Some Minor Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Making Some Minor Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Chronic discomfort and inflammation in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw, can gradually worsen into the condition known as TMJ disorder. If you are feeling discomfort in the muscles around your temples, pain in your jaw muscles, or a clicking sensation in one of the joints, you might want to schedule an appointment at Dr. [doctor_name]’s orthodontic clinic. Once Dr. [doctor_name] has assessed and diagnosed your TMJ disorder [heshe] can help you identify some of the underlying factors causing your symptoms.

In many of these cases [heshe] advocates a treatment strategy that starts with minor lifestyle modifications. This often includes a diet of softer foods, applying ice packs, and performing some basic jaw stretching exercises can make a significant difference. If [heshe] feels it is warranted, Dr. [doctor_name] might also recommend taking over the counter anti-inflammatory medications.

If Dr. [doctor_name] suspects your temporomandibular distress is linked to the chronic night grinding condition of bruxism, might recommend wearing a dental guard in your mouth, when you go to bed at night.

If your symptoms don’t show significant improvement in a few weeks Dr. [doctor_name] might advocate more advanced treatment strategies. This might involve prescription anti-inflammatory medication or the use of prescription muscle relaxers.

If you live in the [city], [state], area and you are experiencing TMJ disorder symptoms, you should call [phone] to seek diagnosis and treatment at [practice_name].

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