Do you have questions about the TMJ disorder? If so, you’re not alone. Many people also have questions because this disorder can be a bit confusing and even overwhelming. Our dentist, Dr. Marla Wilson, is happy to help you find the answers you need today. The TMJ disorder, which is also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder, is pain and compromised movement in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. To give you the answers you need, our dentist is happy to answer the following commonly asked questions:
Q: How can I relieve TMJ pain?
A: Fortunately, there are things you can do at home to relieve the pain, like take over-the-counter painkillers, ice the jaw with an ice pack, heat the jaw with a heating pack and eat soft foods. For professional treatments, physical therapy, BOTOX®, mouthguards and arthroscopic surgery are available.
Q: Who can treat the TMJ disorder?
A: There are many healthcare professionals who can help you, like your dentist, a physical therapist, your primary care physician and an oral and maxillofacial specialist.
Q: What are the symptoms of the TMJ disorder?
A: Symptoms often include jaw soreness and pain, clicking and locking of the jaw, and difficulty chewing.
To learn more about the TMJ disorder in Indianapolis, Indiana, please reach out to Premier Dental Care and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to call 317-787-6625 today. We look forward to helping you!