TMJ Treatment - Bonita Springs, FL

Say Goodbye to Jaw Pain

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Pelican Landing is the Best Choice for TMJ Treatment

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TMJ Disorder

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Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction

  • Painful Jaw Movement
  • Radiating Jaw, Head, Neck, or Back Pain
  • Chronic Headaches or Earaches
  • Clicking or Grinding Sound when Moving Jaw

TMJ Treatment Options

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  • Occlusal Splints
  • Occlusal Adjustments
  • For Advanced Cases, Orthodontics May Be Helpful
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TMJ Dysfunction Frequently Asked Questions

Click on any question below to learn the answer.

QWhat Are Common Causes and Risk Factors TMD?

In many cases, the exact cause of TMD is difficult to pinpoint. However, there are a number of factors that have been associated with an increased risk of TMD, including trauma, a misaligned bite, poor posture, and a stressful lifestyle. Also, TMD tends to occur more frequently in women than in men, and individuals between 20 and 40 years old develop it more often than people in other age ranges.

QWill My TMD Go Away on Its Own?

Some patients find that after a while, their TMD symptoms disappear. While this may seem like a good thing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the root cause of your symptoms is no longer an issue. Seeking professional treatment from a qualified dentist in Bonita Springs is the best way to manage TMD and protect your jaw’s long-term well-being.

QWhat Can I Do at Home to Relieve TMD Symptoms?

Along with professional treatment, there may be some steps you can take at home to promote your TMJ’s well-being. For example, you should stick to eating relatively soft foods for a while. Stretches and facial massage may also help. Additionally, if your posture is poor, you may find that adjusting it has benefits for your entire musculoskeletal system, including your TMJ.

QHow Long Does It Take for TMJ Therapy to Work?

You can expect to begin to experience relief soon after you begin your TMJ therapy. Most patients report a large decrease in symptoms within a few weeks. It is common for people to see their symptoms completely disappear within a few months.