Are you familiar with the causes of a TMJ disorder? TMJs, also known as your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw designed to help make sure your mouth fully opens and closes as intended. If they are other damaged in any way, your jaw and mouth will not be able to work effectively. This is what is known as a TMJ disorder. To help prevent TMJ disorders, be aware of the causes of them and treatments that you can use, including the following:
– Consult with our oral and maxillofacial surgeons if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder. They can be able to prescribe treatments such as surgical therapy if your disorder has gone beyond the help of oral appliances.
– Various exercises can be used to help alleviate issues involved with a weak jaw.
– Try eating soft foods or work on stress-relieving techniques to help alleviate symptoms associated with a TMJ disorder.
– Common causes of TMJ disorders include arthritis, misalignments with your jaw and teeth, a dislocation, or underlying oral health ailments such as bruxism. Various bad habits such as eating tough or chewy foods, chewing gum or biting your nails are all known risk factors for TMJ disorders.
Are you suffering from a TMJ disorder? If so, schedule an appointment with Aspire Surgical at our office in Murray, Utah by calling 801-566-5117. Drs. Stosich and Fullmer, and the rest of our team, look forward to seeing you.