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TMJ Disorder and Facial Growth Treatment
TMJ Disorder is a painful condition that can make everyday life a challenge. Some estimates reveal that more than 10 million Americans may be suffering from TMJ Disorder, sometimes called TMD. If you’ve been diagnosed with this disorder, you probably know that most treatments focus on managing the symptoms rather than eliminating the cause of them and finding permanent relief.
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder can range from mild to debilitating. For some they may come in waves and at times may be much worse than others. Here are a few of the signs and symptoms of the disorder to look out for if you have not yet been diagnosed:
- Jaw pain when chewing
- Jaw pain when yawning
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Locking of the jaw
- Ear pain
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Muscles spasms
- Headaches or migraines
- Facial pain
- Swelling of the jaw or face
How Can Facial Growth Treatment Help with TMJ Disorder?
Typically, treatment for TMJ Disorders focuses on managing symptoms with home treatment such as medications, massages and ice therapy. In extreme cases, sometimes surgery is recommended but the recovery can be very painful and long. Facial Growth Treatment is revolutionizing the TMJ treatment space with an option that looks to correct the source of the symptoms rather than just treat or mask the symptoms themselves. In some cases, issues with the bite can cause symptoms of TMJ disorder. Many dental professionals choose to extract teeth to correct crowding and balance the bite. By helping the jaw develop to its full genetic potential with the use of facial growth treatments, room is created in the jaw for teeth to move to where they should be for a balanced bite without the need for extractions. A balanced bite relieves pressure on the temporomandibular joints allowing them to function in the most healthy way and alleviate pain.