TMD Tension: Quick Relief

There are a lot of things you are going to learn as you become more familiar with your TMJ disorder. However, when you’re struggling with TMD tension and the discomfort that it brings, what you really want right now is relief. Fortunately, we can provide you with the details you’re hoping to find, so you can feel your muscles and jaw joints relax. Remember, immediate relief is most certainly within reach but caring for the underlying problem is essential for lasting comfort.

Over-The-Counter Relievers Help

When you are a patient with TMJ disorder, you may discover that the TMD tension you experience will lead to additional symptoms that are uncomfortable. If you feel pain, exhaustion, or inflammation in your jaw joints and surrounding area, a quick fix is using over-the-counter pain relievers. They will help reduce the severity of the symptom. Remember, however, that they are masking the tension, not healing or solving it.

Botox Treatment Offers Relief

A professional treatment option for addressing TMD tension is the use of Botox treatment. Through the use of Botox, we can help the muscles and tissues in and surrounding your jaw joints relax. As they relax, the tension and discomfort you have become accustomed to experiencing will go away.

Long-Term Plans Are Best

Addressing TMD tension means you will eventually need to do something to address the problem (your jaw joint dysfunction) instead of just doing what you can to relieve the pain. We offer DTR therapy and other options to improve your oral health, while getting tension and other side effects to subside.

Protect Your TMJs With Our Treatment Solutions

Come to us for the short- and long-term relief you seek from TMD tension. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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