TMJ Therapy

People who suffer from symptoms such as headaches, earaches, tenderness of the jaw muscles, or dull, aching facial pain may suffer from TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). The muscles and joints may not function properly, resulting in cycles of pain and spasms. Pain in the jaw joint can have a variety of causes and can be treated. You may also have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Since TMD symptoms (e.g. tooth clenching, grinding, headaches, jaw pain or discomfort, clicking, grating, difficulty in closing your jaw) can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatments are important. No single treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely, and treatment takes time to be effective.

Temporomandibular joint problems are diversely classified as intracapsular and extracapsular conditions. Intracapsular being in the joint structure like the mandibular condyle and articular disk and the glenoid fossa. Extracapsular being in the muscle tendons and ligaments surrounding and connecting to the TM joints and mandible itself. Dr. Parekh can help you manage TMJ-related pain through appliance therapy. Treatment is based on determining the underlying cause of the problem and if possible, correcting it. Anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce inflammation in the jaw. Muscle spasms or muscle tension may be relieved by using moist heat packs on the affected area. A diet of soft foods is recommended.

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