Your TMJ Problem: 3 Things That Are Not Helping

When you’re struggling with TMJ problems, there are a lot of factors that may come into play. We know that as you begin to become familiar with this disorder that interrupts your daily function and your ability to enjoy the comfortable use of your jaw joints, it’s hard to figure out where to begin. Fortunately, we can help you by making some simple suggestions for your day-to-day experience. Of course, we also have one major suggestion that will help immensely: Come see us.

#1: Your Desk Posture

Before you assume you just need treatment for your TMJ problems, remember that your actions every single day can contribute to the issues at hand. One detail that may literally weigh on your TMJs is your posture at your desk. If you sit at one over the course of many hours, we encourage you to consider the ergonomic principles of a healthy workstation, so you’re not straining your TMJs.

#2: Your Bed Setup

How’s your bed? Are you comfortable at night? Are you giving your head and neck enough support? If not, we encourage you to make changes. When your head and neck receive sufficient support, it takes stress off of your TMJs and surrounding muscles, which can help guide you toward relief instead of mounting muscle tension and discomfort.

#3: Avoiding Our Care

When you avoid our care, you are keeping yourself from simple yet extremely effective treatments that will alleviate pain, address the source of your TMJ problem, and that will allow you to get back to life free of serious functional issues with your jaw joints!

Avoid Serious TMJ Problems With Consistent Dental Care

Come talk with us about your concerns with your TMJs, so we may offer one or multiple methods of improvement to protect your smile and oral health. 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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Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!