Aches and pains coming from your jaw when you speak or eat can seriously dampen your enjoyment of even the most basic activities. Ruby Dental can help you eliminate the discomfort and make you feel normal again with jaw and TMJ treatments in St. Louis Park, MN.
TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint, the point at which your jawbone connects to your skull. This joint serves the critical function of enabling you to open and close your mouth, which facilitates speaking and eating.
TMJ disorder (or dysfunction) refers to pain, discomfort, and decreased mobility emanating from the temporomandibular joint. This disorder can manifest as soreness, difficulty chewing, clicking, or locking sounds coming from the jaw. TMJ disorder can be the result of:
However, TMD is often a mystery to medical professionals as it can manifest without any apparent causes. If you are experiencing the symptoms, speak to your dentist on your next routine exam.
Treatment for TMJ disorders can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Depending on your level of discomfort, you may receive medication to reduce inflammation or therapy to stretch and improve the mobility of your jaw. Oral splints and mouthguards are also some of the more common treatment options to accommodate your jaw position and prevent teeth grinding.
Don’t live another day with pain and discomfort. Our Ruby Dental team is here to give you the treatment you need to improve your quality of life. Get in touch with us today to learn more!