It’s not uncommon for many people to think that the only way they can obtain relief from TMJ and TMD discomfort is through surgery. But Airdrie Family Dental believes that a more conservative approach to treatment should always be the first course of action to relieve TMJ and TMD symptoms in Airdrie.
To fully understand how a more conservative approach may help relieve the pain and discomfort you may be experiencing from TMJ disorder, let’s first take a look at the causes and symptoms of the condition.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your TMJ and TMD without a comprehensive examination since there are many factors that can contribute to the condition such as genetics, stress, arthritis, old impact injuries, and teeth grinding. But whatever caused the condition, the good news is that the symptoms can be treated so patients can start enjoying a pain-free life once diagnosed.
Although two of the most common symptoms of TMJ and TMD are headaches, especially in the morning,and a clicking or popping sound when patients open and close their mouths, the symptoms can often be more far ranging and include:
Many patients who suffer from pain and discomfort associated with TMJ and TMD have achieved relief from a custom-made dental appliance offered at Airdrie Family Dental. The TMJ mouth guard is very similar to those that are worn by professional athletes wear and is worn at night. Other patients have benefited from physical therapy which includes hot and cold treatments, as well as injections that provide pain relief. The very last course of action that should be considered is surgery.
To learn more about the treatment options available for TMJ and TMD pain in Airdrie, make an appointment for Airdrie TMD & TMJ treatment in T4B 3G4 today with the caring and professional staff at Airdrie Family Dental. We’ve helped countless patients near Old Town and Willowbrook find relief from their pain, and our TMJ dentist can help you, too!