hIf your temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJs, feel raw or are causing you pain, make the necessary changes to your oral health care to ensure they can be adequately treated. The treatment for your TMJs and your oral health care is up to you and your dentists. In order to keep your oral health care at its best, practice the following treatments for healthy TMJs:
– If your TMJ is causing you jaw pain, there may be an underlying illness within your mouth or body causing it.
– If your mouth suffers from constant wear and tear, TMJ disorders can arise. It is essential to stop all bad habits that could make it worse, including chewing gum, eating hard foods, or even biting your nails.
– In the case of many TMJ disorders, standard side effects include pain, discomfort, or swelling. Different types of treatments to use include ice packs for pain and heat packs for swelling.
– In order to better help you cope with the stress and anxiety that often accompany TMJ disorders, try practicing yoga or biofeedback.
Depending on your jaw health, our dentists at AZ Dental can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Our dentists in San Jose, California, would love to see you at our office. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 408-227-6000. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call or visit us today!