TMJ is a difficult condition to treat. Not the least of the problem is that it can be hard to figure out what kind of doctor you should see for the condition. Many people start out with their family doctor, but they may be referred to many different kinds of doctors and other healthcare professionals, such as neurologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and maybe even psychologists. For seeing all these doctors, you’d expect to find relief from your symptoms, but it doesn’t always work.
One person that people don’t always see for their TMJ is a neuromuscular dentist. This is a shame, because a neuormuscular dentist is specially trained to handle the condition. When you see a neuromuscular dentist, you may enjoy many different benefits.
Finally Get Relief from TMJ Symptoms
The reason why people with TMJ see so many healthcare professionals is because they haven’t been getting relief for their condition. They experience many different kinds of symptoms, such as:
- Headaches, including migraines
- Jaw pain
- Tooth damage
- Chewing problems
- Neck or back pain
- Ear symptoms, including:
- Ringing in the ears
- Ear pain
- Feelings of fullness
With all these different symptoms, many people may not realize that they’re all related to TMJ. They may not even realize that they have TMJ for a long time.
But a neuromuscular dentist is trained to recognize that these symptoms are all linked together. And because they treat the source of these symptoms, you can experience relief from them all at once.
One problem that many people face when trying to get TMJ treatment is that they are treated as if their condition isn’t real. They are told that their symptoms may be psychosomatic. They may be referred to a psychologist for treatment.
And even worse than the doctors can be the people in your life. Your employer and coworkers might characterize you as a shirker and think you’re making it all up. Even friends and family can lash out when your symptoms keep you from enjoying time with them.
But neuromuscular dentists will listen to your symptoms and credit them. Not only that, they will prove them. Neuromuscular dentists have the tools to measure the state of your jaw. They can objectively show the disorder that is causing your symptoms.
Dysfunction in the jaw system often involves muscles that are constantly working when they shouldn’t be. This constant strain on your jaw muscles and the muscles that partner with them can really sap your energy.
You probably don’t realize just how much of your energy is being lost until we can make your jaw muscles relax.
When you see most doctors about a pain condition, their first response is to prescribe painkilling drugs. But a neuromuscular dentist knows drug-free approaches to treating your TMJ. Often, the problem is as simple as ensuring the proper placement of your jaw, which can be achieved with an oral appliance.
Because you have no drugs, you don’t have the potential side effects of drugs, such as stress to your organs, difficulty working, and even addiction or overdose. You also don’t have to worry about the risk of rebound headaches, in which anti-headache medication starts causing headaches.
Rebuild Your Smile
One of the common symptoms of TMJ is damage to your teeth. Most healthcare practitioners won’t be able to help you with that. But a neuromuscular dentist can. They will not only repair your smile, they’ll rebuild your smile to keep TMJ at bay.
A neuromuscular dentist can make sure you get a bright, beautiful smile after your TMJ is treated. You’ll not only feel better, you’ll look younger and healthier, too.
Is It Time for Your TMJ Treatment?
If you are currently suffering from TMJ, there’s no time like now to get treatment. And if you are looking for safe, effective TMJ treatment, you should see a neuromuscular dentist. Please call (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a Savannah neuromuscular dentist at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.