TMJ Disorder: Why Schedule A Visit?

What’s the point of scheduling a dental visit for TMJ disorder, you may wonder to yourself? After all, you’re pretty sure you know what’s causing the problem. You know the things you should be avoiding, so you may do what you can to prevent the problem from worsening, and you haven’t experienced any excruciating complications just yet. As far as you’re concerned, you’re probably just fine and can go about your daily life without too much concern, right? Not exactly! It’s not a good idea to base your decision to investigate symptoms associated with TMJ problems with how severe they are. Mild discomfort and changes often point to a newly developing problem, which is the ideal time to offer treatment! Learn more.

OTC Pain Relief Isn’t Forever

Perhaps you have been diagnosed but you are having success with controlling daily discomfort with over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers. While you may equate feeling “okay” with success, this is not success. You’re just covering up and masking discomfort, while a potential TMJ disorder issue is steadily growing.

It’s Too Difficult To Self-Diagnose

You cannot self-diagnose TMJ disorder with certainty. You can line up your symptoms and make an educated guess. However, you’ll need a visit for us to positively identify the problem or tell you that it’s actually something else (like bruxism).

Outside Information Can Be Confusing Or Scary

It’s best to schedule a dental visit to learn about TMJ disorder because when you go elsewhere (as in, talking to friends or poking about online), you may run across information that is scary, inaccurate, or just confusing. Best to come to us for the correct information from the get-go.

See Us Soon For A Diagnosis

Instead of filling your mind up with details that may not be accurate, while you let matters worsen, we encourage you to come in for a dental visit. 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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