TMJ Jaw Pain

Dr. Michael Westman Blog, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Racine, TMJ Disorder, TMJ Jaw Pain

Is your aching jaw trying to tell you something?

blog-jaw-painDo you have pain in your jaw that is sometimes excruciating, even debilitating? Do you sometimes have difficulty opening and closing your mouth to the point that it frightens you? Do you suffer from migraines that you have no explanation for?

If you can identify with any of these scenarios, you may be experiencing jaw pain from a disorder that is called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD. If you are suffering from TMJ jaw pain, you know how severe the pain can sometimes be.

Pain is usually a sign that something is wrong

TMJ jaw pain is something that can be experienced by anyone, at virtually any time. It is not necessary that you have a history of jaw problems for you to suddenly experience symptoms. If you or someone you know has ben suffering from TMJ symptoms, you know how debilitating it can be.

It can prevent you from eating and drinking properly. It can disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your relationships. In its most severe form, TMJ jaw pain can prevent you from being able to go to work or to open your mouth.

Treat your TMJ and free yourself from jaw pain

There is no need to continue suffering with this type of pain. If you suspect that you have TMJ, you can alleviate many, if not all, of the symptoms by visiting a well qualified Oak Creek dentist.

By visiting the dentist, you can find out about effective treatment methods in order to reduce the symptoms that are associated with TMJ. For example, the dentist may prescribe a specialized mouthpiece that is designed to relax the muscles of the jaw. By relaxing these muscles, pressure is taken off of the joints of the jaw, which in turn eliminates the pain that is associated with TMJ. This is also effective in eliminating any associated nerve pain that may be caused by inflammation in the jaw joints.

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Imagine not having the jaw pain that is associated with TMJ. More importantly, imagine being able to converse with those who are close to you or to be able to eat and drink without painful symptoms. Even if you suffer from a mild form of TMJ, it is vitally important that you get treated because the condition can get worse over time.

If you would like to learn more about TMJ and how to treat it, download my free e-book, Do I Have TMJ?”. A little extra knowledge will help you find the right treatment to resolve your pain.