TMJ disorder, in full temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), can be physically and emotionally frustrating. Imagine waking up with headaches and jaw pain or experiencing pain whenever you open your mouth! These are some of the unpleasant symptoms encountered by millions of patients suffering from TMD.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live in a world of hurt. TMJ and Sleep Therapy of Utah in Payson, Utah, offers simple yet effective treatments for TMJ pain.
TMJ pain occurs when the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) on either side of the face become inflamed, injured, or strained. Since these joints are involved in almost everything you do with your mouth (yawning, chewing, talking, smiling, etc.), any malfunction results in several symptoms. Some include:
Now that you understand what TMJ pain is, let’s address the question: Is TMJ disorder permanent? It depends. In some patients, the condition is temporary and doesn’t need treatment. However, for others, TMJ can be chronic, resulting in everyday suffering. However, seeking treatment can improve their symptoms and quality of life.
Don’t let TMJ pain cripple your life. Dr. Cheyn Gunnerson provides effective treatment options for this condition. Depending on the cause, your TMD treatment may include one or a combination of the treatments below.