Get Relief with TMJ/TMD treatment options
TMJ disorder, sometimes referred to as TMJ/TMD, is a condition that can impact one’s oral health. The temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint that hinges on the upper and lower jaw. When the muscles and surrounding tissues are tightened due to TMD, it can cause patients to experience lock jaw and jaw pain. Drs. Chris and Robin Post and the team at Centre Place Dental in Lincoln, Nebraska, understand that this condition can be debilitating and impact one’s quality of life. By working with a dentist who offers TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment, you can conservatively address the issue with a provider with direct experience in helping individuals with these dental issues.
Where can I obtain TMJ disorder treatment?
When you obtain a definitive diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Drs. Chris and Robin Post will provide relief for the common concerns affecting individuals who suffer from temporomandibular problems. There are many different approaches that may be taken, depending on the actual severity of the condition and how much it impacts one’s daily life. Additionally, if it contributes to problems such as obstructive sleep apnea or bruxism (clenching and grinding), it is best to reach out to a provider to seek solutions.
What treatment options might be recommended for patients with TMJ disorder?
There are several ways our team can address TMJ/TMD. This may include:
- Orthopedic splints or bite guards to reduce stress on the temporomandibular joint
- Non-surgical interventions such as physical therapy, lifestyle changes, or relaxation techniques to help manage symptoms
- Oral medications to help reduce inflammation and pain
- Injections of steroids directly into the TMJ area to reduce tension and jaw pain
Ready for jaw pain relief?
If you seek lock jaw treatment or jaw pain solutions after being diagnosed with TMJ/TMD, connect with Drs. Chris and Robin Post and our team at Centre Place Dental in Lincoln, NE. The office is located at 144 North 44th Street, Suite F, and is open to new patients who call (402) 799-4977 for an appointment. We are available to help with comprehensive dental care for patients and families in the community.