Many people have troubles with their temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, and Dr. Tatum & Dr. Cox is here to help you by offering TMJ treatment!
The TMJ disorder generally occurs when you grind or clench your teeth, when you have arthritis in the joint, or when the disc between the ball and socket moves out of place. It can also occur when you are extremely stressed and tend to tighten your facial and jaw muscles.
If you are currently suffering from this disorder, there are some home remedies you can use to provide comfort, including:
• Taking over-the-counter pain medications
• Eating soft foods
• Refraining from resting your chin in your hand
• Avoiding extreme jaw movements
• Keeping your teeth somewhat apart
• Using relaxation techniques
If these remedies do not produce the comfort you seek, we currently offer mouth guards at Tatum & Cox that will keep you from grinding your teeth at night. These are very beneficial products that also protect your teeth and keep them from wearing down. If you need more severe treatment, we also offer invasive procedures that can treat the TMJ disorder and help you live a normal everyday life.
To learn more about TMJ treatment in Opelika, Alabama, call our office now and schedule an appointment with your dentist!