While everyone else is merrily mapping out their holiday shopping strategy, baking cookies and candies, and rockin’ around the Christmas tree, your TMJ pain is turning you into a real Scrooge.
Your friends at Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN are here to help!
TMJ Pain Can Be A Holiday Humbug!
The TMJ is your temporomandibular joint that controls the movement of your jaw. Although it’s really small, this hinge is used more than any other joint in your body, so naturally, if anything were to ever go wrong with it, you’re going to suffer widespread effects that interfere with your quality of life.
Given the impact TMJ disorder can have on your function, comfort, and dental health, it’s understandable that you might be more inclined to see everything around you as a miserly humbug instead of a happy holiday! The symptoms can be quite the killjoy.
Here’s what we mean:
- Your jaw is constantly sore.
- You can’t chew your food without pain.
- Your jaw keeps locking up.
- You hear clicking noises every time you open your mouth.
- You keep getting terrible headaches.
- Your ears ache all the time and your face tends to swell.
No wonder you don’t feel much like decking the halls! Fortunately, your Jeffersonville dentist at Kirchner Dental can help you find relief from TMJ pain and protect your smile from the consequences of teeth grinding.
Live Pain-Free With TMJ Treatment!
We prefer to take a noninvasive approach to caring for TMJ problems. Given the increased risk it poses to your dental health, including tooth damage and gum disease, it’s important to find out what could be causing you to clench your jaw and grind your teeth.
It could be stress or anxiety-related, untreated sleep apnea, or a misalignment of your jaw joint and the way your upper and lower teeth line up together.
Once we have a better understanding of your needs, we can design a personalized treatment plan to take care of it. That might include a customized mouthguard you where at night so you don’t put pressure on your jaw and teeth while you sleep. Or perhaps you’d benefit from orthodontics to properly align your teeth. It may also require additional help from a physical therapist.
Whatever you need for relief and healing, we are here to help you enjoy your life free of the painful symptoms and consequences of TMJ disorder!
End Your Jaw Pain Now!
Pain is distracting.
Chronic pain is debilitating, and it goes from being a nuisance to being a quality of life issue.
What makes TMJ disorder even more problematic is that it can damage your teeth and create more issues with your dental health.
Do you really want to spend the holidays dealing with headaches, jaw pain, or dental appointments to correct problems with your teeth?
Of course, not! Let us help relieve your pain and heal your TMJ problems.