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If you suffer from any sort of pain caused by problems with your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, then you need to actively seek treatment. TMJ disorders are incredibly disruptive to normal life, and without it properly functioning, it’s hard to live a normal life.

Here at Rahn Dental Group we have some treatment options to help you combat TMJ. Dr. Richard C. Quinttus will make a decision, with you, on what treatment is best based off the severity of your symptoms. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what some TMJ treatments are.

Medication

If you’re TMJ issues cause you chronic pain, you might be prescribed medication. Muscle relaxers and anti-anxiety medications can help relax the jaw muscles and decrease the symptoms of TMJ disorder.

Splints/Night guards

If you grind your teeth at night – another symptom of TMJ – you need a split or night guard. These are simply plastic mouthpieces fit in your mouth so that your teeth don’t touch. This prevents clenching and grinding at night, which will drastically reduce the pain you feel from your TMJ.

Dental restoration

If your TMJ has caused damage to your teeth, then Dr. Richard C. Quinttus will likely advise that you receive bridges, braces, or crowns to help correct your bite and restore your smile.

If you’re suffering from TMJ, you don’t have to any longer. Call us today at (937) 435-0324 to schedule some time to get your TMJ under control.