Living in agony is not something you should be doing if it can be treated. TMD can potentially be a very painful condition causing the function of the jaw to dissipate because it is too much for you to take. Pain can travel from your jaw down to your shoulders and then up to higher parts of the face. Treatment from our dentists in Eagan for your TMD can dramatically improve your quality of life. Depending on the severity of your TMD, the dentist may want to start with physical therapy and ask you to apply ice every so often. If it’s a little more serious, they may suggest a soft food diet as well as a night guard. Finally, there is the option of extensive dental procedures or even surgery. Our dentists will make sure you are getting the best treatment for your TMD.
No More Risk
While the pain and turmoil from TMD are more than enough, people tend to rigorously grind their teeth when they suffer from TMJ pain. When you grind your teeth this is considered bruxism, and usually happens when you are sleeping and unconscious. Bruxism is very detrimental to your teeth and overall oral health. Grinding your teeth can lead to breakdown and decay and eventually needing implants where the teeth are so far gone. Not only does bruxism cause all these issues, it also worsens your TMJ discomfort, as grinding puts more pressure on the jaw. Our dentists can suggest a nightguard if they feel you are grinding your teeth and it is causing harm to your oral health.
No More Ear Aches
One of the more common symptoms for people who suffer from TMD is ear discomfort. You may hear a consistent ringing in one or both ears as well as experience a sensation of pain. This is also known as tinnitus and can become one of the many irritating qualities of TMD. Visiting our dentists in Eagan can provide you with the relief you need. Additionally, our dentists will be able to note the severity of the TMD and conjure up a unique and personalized treatment plan just for you.
Enjoy Eating Your Favorites
When you have TMD, eating regular meals becomes quite difficult, as chewing can bring on intense amounts of pain. When you receive treatment for your TMJ pain and discomfort, you can expect to be eating your favorite foods once again. Our dentists want you to be able to continue all the things you did before TMD, and with their assistance and oral care, they will get you where you want to be.