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The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. It’s an important joint, and it’s easily irritated. Any sort of irritation in the joint is known as TMJ disorder.

A lot of different things can cause TMJ disorder. Knowing what causes it can help you avoid getting it. It’s something you can have even if you’ve never had it before. Hopefully, today’s post will help you avoid it.

What is it?
TMJ disorder is, at its most basic, irritation of the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. A lot of things can cause it, but regardless of the cause, a dentist can help treat it. While you may deal with it for a long period of time, there are a ton of different treatment options available.

What treatment options do I have?
When you come in to see our dentist for treatment, you’ll have quite a few options to choose from. Night guards are one example since TMJ disorder can be caused by clenched teeth during sleep.

Anti-inflammatory medication is also widely used, as is physical therapy. The team here at Complete Dental Care in Newcomerstown, Ohio, will help you figure out which treatment option is best for you in the long-term.

Will it go away?
TMJ disorder can clear up on its own and come back without warning. But by staying on top of it and managing it actively like you are now, you’ll be able to minimize the discomfort it causes. We’re here to help you in any way possible. If you need more information or want to schedule an appointment, call us today at 740-254-8102.