TMJ disorders in my case disappear without needing any professional help. But if the pain is impacting your everyday activities it's a good option to seek medical help.
You can try following some tips to cure TMJ disorders yourself:
1. Applying moist heat
On many occasions, medical practitioners prescribe applying moist heat to heal joint injury and also it helps to reveal pain. another way is to take a hot water bottle wrapped in cloth also works you must ensure that you are careful and don't burn your face while trying this method.
2. Ice packs
Ice Packs are useful to decrease inflammation from the pain. Take some ice cubes in a clean cloth and try applying them to the joints it will provide relief.
3. Have soft foods
When you are suffering from pain having soft or blended foods may help. Softer foods allow your jaws to relax while you are having food avoiding hard foods is better because it requires more muscle movements when chewing thus resulting in jaw pains.
4. Trying out some pain relief exercises
Your doctors will provide you with smooth and straightforward jaw exercises for pain relief. Seeking help from a therapist who can help you with an appropriate guide.
5. Over the counter medications
Medicines are available for temporary relief of pain. Your doctor or dentist will prescribe potent TMJ pain relief medicines for short periods if you think the pain is unbearable and need help.
Besides the above, the dentist in modern dental clinics, recommends oral splints or occlusal appliances for people affected by TMJ disorders. Many people benefit from a soft or firm device inserted over their teeth Seeking treatment for bruxism or giving up habits like fingernail biting or leaning on your chin are also important methods useful to cure TMJ pain at home.
When conservative methods don’t work effectively, your doctor or dentist may recommend invasive procedures or injections like Botox to relieve TMJ disorders’ pain. As a last option, surgery is recommended by medical practitioners as a cure for this problem.
IS TMJ A MEDICAL PROBLEM OR A DENTAL PROBLEM?
TMJ can be both a medical problem or a dental problem, it is beneficial to understand what is causing the patient's disorder before creating a treatment plan from the doctors. You can consult or take the help of doctors is adaptive. Modern Dental clinic will provide you with the correct guide and medication.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are conditions affecting the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments in the mouth. It can be caused by trauma, improper bite, and wear and tear.
Common Symptoms of TMJ disorders
Earaches and facial pain.
The most common diseases affecting the TMJ include Myofascial temporomandibular disorder, also known as myofascial pain syndrome, which is been caused by tension, fatigue, or spasms in the masticatory muscles. Internal derangement(TMJ), is a displacement of the disc within the joint
Symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
Pain or tenderness of your jaw.
Pain in temporomandibular joints.
Aching pain in and around your ear.
Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing.
Aching facial pain.
Lock in your joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
How TMJ could be permanently cured
1.Custom-made splints. Custom-made splints are made to be fitted over your lower or upper teeth to fix it
2. Physical therapy involves appropriate exercises for the joint as prescribed by the dentist.
4.Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
How can we help you?
Treatment includes applying the ULF TENS (J5 my monitor). This provides bilateral electrical stimulation which helps in relaxing the Cervical/Upper Shoulder Muscles. TMJ specialists will register the perfect Physiological Bite for patients.
After the Registration, a customized ANATOMIC ORTHOTIC is given to the patient. This Orthotic will maintain the new Position in the jaws.
In some patients, based on the chronicity of the disease, the TMJ specialist might give a same-day treatment at a low cost. It is easy to use and may be fabricated quickly. This is called Quicksplint.
The TMJ treatments include 2 phases.
The first phase corrects the mandibular joint with the assistance of an Orthotic.
The Orthotic delivered are of 3 main types:- ACRYLIC ORTHOTIC, RESIN ORTHOTIC, and CAD-CAM ORTHOTIC. The patient has to wear this 24 hours a day for 8-10 months.
TMJ treatments time varies individually which includes bi-monthly visits to the TMJ specialist for adjustments.
The pain & associated symptoms would reduce in 1-2 weeks of time.
By the top of treatment time, patients will show no symptoms. improvements associated with TMD.
Secondly, the treatment consists of ORTHODONTIC or PROSTHODONTIC rehabilitation. This is to maintain the corrected BITE & JAW position permanently.
it is important for the patient to undergo the second phase of treatment. Since TMD presents with good sort of symptoms that mimic others, diseases that are far more common to people, it's vital for the patient to urge an early diagnosis and proper treatment from a TMJ specialist. It takes great skill and experience for identifying the root cause of the problem and treating it so as to avoid any relapse. BITE Corrections involves DIGITAL OCCLUSION CALIBRATION using Occlusense from Bausch. It is a new system that recently came which records the masticatory forces of the patient Digitally. It helps in calibrating the Occlusal Distribution & Pressure Distribution Digitally of the patient.