Issuu on Google+

TMJ Treatments An Introduction

TMJ Treatments

Page 1

Temporomandibular Joint disorder, or TMJ, is very common. It mostly emerges because of a problem with how the jaw joint works. In most cases, it isn’t life threatening but at the same time, it isn’t something you can sniff at. It has to be taken carefully and treated right from the start. In fact, before treatment, you should educate yourself on the condition, as much as possible. Generally, people tend to avoid unless it gets too severe. That’s naive and something you shouldn’t do. Learn about the condition, if possible, right when you start seeing the symptoms. You can start by searching on the web, or even asking a qualified professional. Learning all of this might seem too much work but trust me, it is going to be extremely helpful. In the long run, too, this knowledge will come handy. Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of the condition and see what’s needed. Some of the common symptoms are pain in the jaw joint, as I mentioned above, stiff jaw muscles, pain in the neck, etc. Some reports suggest that more than 3/4th of the US population suffers from TMJ. The numbers seem a little too high but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were right. Since it’s not a very common condition, most of us don’t even know who treats this, or where to start. Your jaw is what is affected and a dentist should be your first choice. He may recommend some other professional for your specific condition but for a start, a dentist is what you should choose. In fact, with some careful research, you may find quite a few TMJ treatments online. Be careful though: some of this information may be misleading, or downright wrong. The ability to call the right from the wrong will be handy here. It’s not particularly easy though for a beginner. TMJ Treatments

Page 2

There isn’t one TMJ treatment; there are multiple. The one applicable in your scenario might be different from what is applicable for someone else. The best person to tell you what you should do is the doctor. Research is essential when it comes to treatment of any condition. Know what treatment you are getting, know why you’re getting it, how it helps, etc.

TMJ Treatments

Page 3

How To Treat TMJ