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Top Treatment Methods for TMJ in Jacksonville


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6/10/2013
Steven Freeman
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Suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) in Jacksonville can ruin your quality of life. The headaches that never seem to go away, the sleepless nights that leave you tossing and turning in pain, and the difficulty doing basic things, such as chewing and talking can leave you frustrated.

To help you sleep better at night and get relief from frequent migraines in Jacksonville, here are a few of the most common treatment methods used to help TMJ sufferers.

  • Mouth guards. Mouth guards stop you from grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw too tightly while you sleep. This is the most common treatment method, because it is easy to use and stops these causes immediately.
  • Bite correction. TMJ impacts many patients whose natural bite is not lined up correctly. Through dental therapy in Jacksonville, TMJ dentists can stabilize your bite and ensure that your teeth are properly aligned. This puts less stress on your jawbone and gives you relief from symptoms.
  • Medication. If the joint that connects your jawbone and skull is inflamed, you may need anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the swelling and the symptoms. Muscle relaxants may also be prescribed to help in certain situations.
  • Joint restructuring. In serious cases, you may need to have surgery to restructure the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. This is rare and is always done as a last resort.

If you suffer from migraines in Jacksonville, TMJ dentist Dr. Freeman can help you get much needed relief. Call our office today at 904-201-4304 to schedule your appointment and start treating your TMJ as soon as possible.



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