Your jaw is made up of jaw bones and joints. Two distinct joints, called temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs, are the joints responsible for the movement of your jaw. If the TMJs are damaged or weakened, your jaw will fail to function properly.
Keep your jaw bones and joints strong and durable. Here are some oral health treatments for your jaw:
-If you are searching for treatment systems you can practice at home, meditation and biofeedback are excellent relaxation methods for jaw tension.
-Heat packs can be employed to lessen the pain caused by TMJ disorders.
-Chewing tough or hard foods can damage your TMJs, so avoid risky foods and eat only softer foods.
-Bruxism can cause TMJ disorders, so take naps with a night guard or a bite plate for protection.
-Take any medications as prescribed by your dentist.
-Avoid chewing bubble gum or biting your nails, as they can put unnecessary wear on your TMJs.
-Always speak with your dentist, Dr. Packman for treatments and instructions to protect your TMJs.
If you would like to schedule a dental exam to check for TMJ disorders with Dr. Packman, please contact our office in Statesville, NC. You can call us at 704.873.2211. Don’t let your oral health fail you, take the steps now to build a better bridge to a brighter future.