TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) is a common occurrence that can be caused by injuries to the jaw or teeth, a misalignment of the teeth, clenching of the jaw or teeth grinding, gum chewing, arthritis, stress, and poor posture. If you have experienced TMJ pain then schedule an appointment at the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle and see a doctor who specializes in TMJ treatment. Below are some of the most commonly used treatments for TMJ in Newcastle today.

Home Remedies for TMJ Treatment

There are some symptoms of TMJ disorders that respond well to stress reduction or home remedies. Some of the most commonly used home remedies include:

  • Cold or ice packs to the joint
  • OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Avoid chewing gum and eat only soft foods
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Sedative essential oils (i.e. clary sage, sweet marjoram, chamomile, and lavender)
  • If home remedies for TMJ aren’t effective, then medical intervention may be needed.

Medical Remedies for TMJ Treatment

The majority of remedies and TMJ treatments won’t cure the condition, but they do offer both temporary and long-term relief from the symptoms. Some medical treatment options to consider:

  • Dental splint: This is a dental appliance put in the mouth to keep the teeth properly aligned and to prevent teeth grinding.
  • Botox: Used for relaxing the jaw muscles
  • Physical therapy: Certain jaw exercises can help strengthen the muscles, improve range of motion, and flexibility.
  • Chiropractic Care: An adjustment can help realign the teeth or jaw to prevent the symptoms of TMJ.
  • Biobehavioral Management: This includes things like cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback, which can help reduce the intensity of the pain felt.
  • If the case is severe, your doctor may recommend arthroscopy or arthrocentesis, which is a procedure that is minimally invasive and that can be done in an outpatient setting.

Is Chiropractic Care Right for You?

If you have been experiencing TMJ pain and need TMJ treatment in Newcastle, then schedule an appointment with a doctor at the Chiropractic Wellness Center to get the pain relief you need.

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