Finding Relief from TMJ Pain

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TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint syndrome. It is also known as TMD, or temporomandibular disorder. Symptoms of TMJ can be nasty: tinnitus, problems opening or closing your mouth, facial swelling, facial fatigue, and blurred vision. If you suffer from this condition, you know it is no joke. Home and traditional remedies are regularly sought. When they do not work, various procedures are considered. You are urged to speak to our Thousand Oaks TMJ expert to find the best palliative care for you.

Home remedies for TMJ pain include:

• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can be bought over the counter and can help with swelling and pain.
• Heat and cold. Hold an icepack to the affected area. Follow with a warm washcloth.
• Soft foods. Yogurt, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, soup, scrambled eggs, and fish are good choices.

Traditional remedies for TMJ pain include:

• Prescription medications. For intense pain, over the counter does not always cut it. Your doctor may suggest a higher-dosage NSAID, or anxiety medication to relieve stress. In states where it is legal, marijuana has been found to be effective against TMJ pain
• A splint or night guard. Your doctor can fit you for a prosthetic that prevents you from grinding your teeth.
• Dental work. Crowns, bridges, or braces can correct a bite problem.
If you suffer from TMJ pain, schedule a consult with our expert in TMJ relief in Thousand Oaks today.

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