Jaw TMJD

Many things can be done for temporomandibular joint disorder at home or at the office. If pain is too much and at home remedies are not working, contact a dentist as soon as possible.   Some things that can be done at the dentist office are:   Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): a device that is placed on the patient's skin and uses an electrical current to stimulate the nerves to block pain.   Ultrasound: This improves mobility and helps relieve soreness in the muscle by applying a deep heat to the TMJ.   Trigger Point Injections: A trigger point is a knot or band of muscle that has not relaxed. A needle is inserted into that tense muscle and a local anesthetic is injected to relax the muscle.   Radio Wave Therapy: Blood flow is increased around the joint by having low electrical stimulation applied to the joint.   The pain caused by TMJD can become so unbearable that these steps might be necessary. Do not let the pain continue longer than it already has. Contact a dentist and make an appointment.   Call today to schedule your next appointment! (928)774-5599