Having a jaw that isn’t working properly can be much more than a simple irritation. If you are dealing with some form of jaw dysfunction and want to know if a TMJ treatment could help you, call North Bay Dental at 262-417-7326 to book a visit with us today.
We offer just about every dentistry treatment you and your loved ones will need at our Racine, WI dentist office, but we also offer some services that you might not expect, like assistance with jaw troubles. We want to be your one-stop shop for everything that a general dentist can do!
Because scheduling a dental visit can be kind of frustrating when your routine is already jam-packed, we offer some flexible hours that some other dentists don’t. You can even book as early as 7:00 a.m. and get your visit out of the way before your workday really begins.
We take a number of payment options so you won’t have to stress out about covering the cost of your care.
Relax The Tension In Your Jaw With These Techniques
If you visit our Racine, WI dentist office and we determine that you are dealing with a TMJ disorder, we will create a custom oral appliance for you that should help. This device will look a lot like an athletic mouthguard and will shift your jaw slightly to prevent you from grinding your teeth.
But if you only have a mild case of a TMJ disorder, you may not need an oral appliance to get relief. Our patients have mentioned several approaches that have helped them. Below are some of the more common ones we’ve heard people say work.
Sometimes all it takes to relieve built up tension is a gentle massage, and this goes for your jaw joints as much as it does for a stiff, sore back. But just like your back or neck, if you have some sort of injury, a massage could actually make matters worse.
But if your jaw is only causing mild problems for you and you can rub around it without pain, you should try massaging your jaw gently to ease the tension. You can find tutorials online and do it yourself or ask a friend or loved one to help you.
Essential oils are strongly associated with spa settings because they really can help you relax just by inhaling a small amount of them. But you don’t need a fancy essential oil diffuser to get their benefit.
Try visiting a local shop where they sell essential oils and just try smelling a variety and see which ones you prefer. Some common choices for relaxation include lavender, chamomile, bergamot, and others. They even come in small bottles that easily can easily fit in your pocket.
Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers
If you’re in pain now because of your jaw troubles and just want some relief from that pain, you can always try taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. Be sure to follow the directions and read the packaging carefully beforehand.
Try the methods above and if that doesn’t give you the jaw pain relief you need, call North Bay Dental at 262-417-7326 for a TMJ treatment. You can also fill out our online form to book or ask questions.