Rockwall Oral Surgery

TMJ Treatment Benefits

TMJ or the temporomandibular joint is part of the mouth’s structure that acts as a hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. Everyone has a TMJ on the side of their jaw. Many that suffer from TMJ disorders know that this can be an extremely uncomfortable and painful issue in the joint of the jaw. Often with TMJ disorders, individuals can have trouble moving and controlling the muscles that move the jaw.

The Benefits of TMJ Disorder Treatment

Individuals who suffer from TMJ disorders can find relief through several different treatment options. Some of these treatments include:

  • Stress Management
  • Medication
  • Oral Splints
  • Jaw Surgery

Seeking out treatment for TMJ issues is highly beneficial and may result in a better quality of life. Below are a few of the benefits of TMJ treatment.

  1. No Discomfort
    1. Not only does TMJ, or temporomandibular disorder, TMD, cause jaw pain, but it can lead to headaches, neck pain, and upper body stiffness. Having TMD treatment may mean more discomfort radiating from the jaw to other areas of the body.
  2. Chewing Improvement
    1. When TMD goes untreated, it often makes the process of eating and chewing painful or difficult. Depending on the severity, some individuals may only eat specific foods that are more comfortable for them. By treating TMD patients can alleviate any discomfort while eating.
  3. Reduce Dental Issues
    1. It is typical of people with TMJ issues to grind their teeth. Chronic teeth grinding is known as bruxism. This issue can lead to cracked or broken teeth as well as erosion of the teeth. By treating TMJ issues, it may protect the future of an individual’s dental function.
  4. Boost Mood
    1. It is not a surprise that when individuals are in pain, their emotions and attitude are affected. By treating TMD, patients will find that they are relieved of their jaw pain and are in a more upbeat, optimistic mood.

Contact Dr. Pollock

Do you currently suffer from a TMJ disorder? Our team at Rockwall Oral Surgery is available to treat patients who have complications from TMJ. We recommend booking an appointment with Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery for more information about treatments and their benefits. To contact the office, individuals can reach us at (469) 264-8921 or via email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com. We look forward to consulting your needs and making your smile beautiful again.