Some key points mentioned in the article are:
1. If you experience tightening or pain in the jaw, headaches, your teeth feel worn down, your fillings are breaking or broken, your gums are injured, or you make grinding sounds while sleeping, you should see a dentist immediately.
2. Custom nightguards made by your dentist can relieve some pain and can prevent further grinding or bruxism. However, as mentioned in our previous posts, nightguards or splints are not for everyone. An oral surgeon will be able to give you a better grasp on your individual needs.
3. Botox injections can relieve over-active muscles or spasms occurring in the jaw, head, and neck.
4. Relaxation is very important, massage therapy and physical therapy can alleviate jaw pain. \
5. Increase your intake of Vitamin B and Vitamin C to stop depression and anxiety. This will help calm you down and hopefully decrease your grinding/bruxism.
6. Get active! Release your tension through excercise.
Most importantly, if you are in pain call us for a consultation so we can provide you with the treatment plan that is created just for you, because your TMJ symptoms are unique just like you!
Los Angeles TMJ Specialist