How can you prevent TMJ disorder

October 09, 2020, Langley Dental Practice

There are different methods to get rid of TMJ disorder.


Here, you can get the entire essential TMJ guide to getting rid of TMJ disorder. Well, in the few cases, the symptoms of TMJ disorder may go even without getting treatment but if your symptoms persist, then your doctor recommends you the different treatment procedure or options that often more than the individual has to be done at that time.

In the following, some non-surgical treatments may help relieve the pain associated along with TMJ disorder.

Pain killers and anti-inflammatory: Dentist or Doctor also prescribes the stronger pain killers for the limited time, for the over-the-counter pain killers are not enough.

Tricyclic antidepressants: the medications like amitriptyline are majorly used to treat depression in the low doses. Along with this, these medications are used for pain relief, sleeplessness, and bruxism control.

Muscle relaxants: These medications are very helpful to treat the pain caused by TNJ disorder created by muscle spasms. But they are used only for a few days or a few weeks.

To treat TMJ disorder there are also some non-drug therapies and in the following, there are some in brief.

Physical therapy: physical therapy is one of the therapies that are very useful to get rid of TMJ disorder. This therapy includes the exercise to stretch as well as strengthen jaw muscles and treatment also includes ultrasound, ice, and moist heat.

Oral splints or mouth guards (occlusal appliances): there are most of the people with eth jaw pain are benefited by wearing a soft or firm device that is inserted over their teeth. Nevertheless, the reasons why these devices are advantageous are not well-defined.

Counseling: education, as well as counseling, is very helpful to understand the factors and behaviors, which can aggravate your pain to avoid the pain, for example, teeth clenching or grinding, leaning on your chin, or biting fingernails.

Home remedies

Do not use jaw muscles: This is one of the best methods to get rid of TMJ disorder is that avoid the usage of jaw muscles. Consume soft food, cut the food into very small pieces, and do not consume chewing gum. Steer clear of the sticky and chewy meal.

Perform stretching and massaging: massaging and stretching is another method that is a very effective and reasonable solution that your doctor or dentist may recommend or show you to perform. This can strengthen your jaw muscles and how to manage the jaw muscles by yourself.

Heat or cold: to decrease the pain application of the heat bag or cold on the injured area is extremely effective. So, applying the heat, moist heat, or ice to the side of your face can aid alleviate pain.

Surgical or other processes

Injections: Corticosteroid syringes into the joint are very effective in the few people. Well, Injecting botulinum toxin type A (Botox, others) into the jaw muscles used for chewing may reduce pain associated with TMJ disorders.

TMJ arthroscopy: to treat the several types of TMJ disorders such as open-joint surgery then arthroscopic surgery is best. A Cannula is a thin tube that is a place into the joint space and arthroscopy is then inserted and surgical device that is used in the surgery.

Open-joint surgery: your doctor or dentist may suggest open-joint surgery (arthrotomy) to repair or replace the joint. However, open-joint surgery involves more risks than other procedures do and should be considered very carefully, after discussing the pros and cons.

Prepare to consult the doctor
First of all, you must consult with your doctor or dentist. If the mentioned treatments do not give you enough relief, then you must be referred to a dentist who is a specialist in TMJ disorder.


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