Posted On 5/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
by Bruce Kanehl
The temporomandibular joint is a joint that connects your jaw to the bones in your skull and functions as a sliding hinge. This joint allows you to eat, drink, and speak, but these everyday activities can cause jaw pain, headaches, and even ringing in the ears when you have TMJ. The symptoms can often be debilitating. Understandably, people who suffer from TMJ want relief immediately. The good news is there is a solution for this pain, and the sooner you begin dental treatment for your temporomandibular joint disorder, the quicker you’ll start to feel better.
At Kanehl Dental, we understand patients who seek TMJ treatment are eager to rid themselves of symptoms, which is why we do everything we can to help them get relief as quickly as possible. With treatment, many patients notice a reduction in most symptoms almost immediately; however other symptoms may take time to dissipate as your jaw adjusts to treatment.
Let’s review the different TMJ treatment types available and how long you should expect for them to provide relief.
The duration of TMJ flare-ups varies from person to person; some suffer for a few hours, while for others, the pain and discomfort can last several days. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you can minimize how long a TMJ flare-up endures and reduce the suffering while it happens. Since TMJ can negatively affect your quality of life and make everyday tasks like eating, speaking, sleeping, and yawning more difficult, it’s essential to talk to your dentist about which treatment options are right for you.
How long your TMJ treatment takes to alleviate your symptoms is mainly dictated by which treatment is chosen.
The vast majority of people who experience TMJ pain and seek treatment, say the difference in their condition before and after TMJ treatment is significant. The best way to achieve the quickest results is to speak with your dentist and get treatment as soon as you begin to experience discomfort or pain in your jaw.
Your dentist can help speed the recovery process by diagnosing the underlying cause of your TMJ and then recommending the appropriate treatment. At Kanehl Dental, we provide advanced therapies designed to relieve your TMJ pain. For more information on TMJ disorder, treatment timelines, and more, contact us today.
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Published on: 8/11/2021 12:00:00 AM
TMJ can cause severe and excruciating pain in your face, neck, and jaw. After receiving a diagnosis and beginning treatment, many sufferers just want to know when they will start feeling relief. Let’s walk through what you can expect for your TMJ treatment.
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