TMJ 101

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The temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as the TMJ disorder, is a disorder that affects your jaw. Many people struggle and suffer daily with the condition and have no idea how they can relieve their symptoms. However, our team is going to help you by giving you tips on how to treat it.

The symptoms of this condition can sometimes include migraines, difficulty chewing, toothaches, earaches, popping sounds when opening or closing your mouth, or any other problems associated with your jaw.

There are many symptoms of the condition, which include:

• Migraines
• Difficulty chewing or talking
• Toothaches
• Earaches
• Popping sounds when opening and closing your mouth

However, the good news is that there are treatment options. There are at-home remedies that can help with these symptoms and make your life easier. These treatments include:

• Eating softer foods
• Avoiding chewing gum
• Using heat packs when you feel pain
• Relaxing your jaw to reduce tension and stress

If you suffer from jaw pain, or would like to talk to your dentist about TMJ, please call us today at 801-756-0900. Your dentist can help you with treatment options for your specific needs. Your dentist can also answer any questions or concerns you have about the TMJ disorder. So, contact your dentist today and begin your treatment so you can feel better and go back to enjoying your day.