TMJ disorder symptoms often include a dull ache in the muscles in front of the ears, or temples. You may experience discomfort when biting down or the clicking and locking up of the temporomandibular joints. This may have important negative impacts on your quality of life.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms or you’ve have had other functional issues with your jaw, consider booking a consultation at Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. If one of our surgeons, Dr. Hueler, Dr. Lyu, or Dr. Sandler, has diagnosed your TMJ disorder, they can help you recognize some of the underlying reasons for your symptoms.
Eating softer foods, applying ice packs when your jaw is sore, and performing some basic jaw stretching exercises can make a major difference. Dr. Hueler, Dr. Lyu, or Dr. Sandler might recommend wearing a dental guard in your mouth when you go to bed at night to provide your temporomandibular joints with some relief from any unconscious clamping or grinding your jaw.
If your symptoms don’t demonstrate any significant improvement, they may suggest some more advanced treatment strategies. This may involve prescription anti-inflammatory medication or muscle relaxers. If you are in the Savage, Shakopee, or Eden Prairie, Minnesota, areas and you are experiencing TMJ disorder symptoms, you can phone 952-226-7940 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today!