Manage Your TMJ/TMD
Do you suspect you have TMJ/TMD? If you’re experiencing pain in your ear, jaw or the muscles on the side of your face, and you hear a clicking or popping sound from your jaw, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. TMD describes a group of conditions characterized by the pain and dysfunction patients feel with TMJ. Although the cause of these disorders is not easy to determine, TMJ/TMD is treatable.
You can manage your temporomandibular joint disorder at home by transitioning to a softer diet, thus reducing stress on the muscles and joints. With ice or moist heat, you can help relieve soreness and inflammation, as well as with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs.
To learn how you can better manage your TMJ/TMD, call Family Laser Dental of North Charleston in South Carolina today. Dr. Ieni has much experience treating TMJ/TMD on patients of all ages and with all levels of pain. For more information, contact us today.