What do you do when your TMJs are damaged? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play a fundamental role in your mouth’s ability to open and close. Some signs that they may be damaged include irregular popping noises from your jaw, the inability to have full movement when opening and closing your mouth, pain within your jaw or in and around your ears, and profound pain when speaking, chewing, or yawning.
If your TMJs have become damaged, here are some helpful services that can lead to a successful recovery:
– Certain foods and various habits can tear your TMJs, including nail-biting, chewing gum, or rough or chewy foods such as steak.
– Your TMJ disorder could be caused by another underlying disorder such as bruxism, which is a disorder responsible for grinding or gnashing your teeth unconsciously, often while asleep.
– Joint discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated with heat or ice packs.
– Meditation techniques including yoga, calming music, and biofeedback are exceptional stress relievers that can alleviate jaw pressure.
If you are in need of a TMJ treatment from our team at Designer Smiles Dentistry at our dentist office in Garden City, New York, please contact us at 516-280-4020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wayne W. Hsieh. The path to a healthy jaw starts today!