TMJ care is an essential part of TMJ treatment. Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder can cause significant discomfort and pain. Many people suffering from TMJD choose to use pain relievers to cover up the pain the disorder causes and do not get proper treatment. Without addressing the cause of the disorder the pain will only get worse and worse until pain relievers do little to cover up the pain. At this point there will be other significant symptoms as well.
Our TMJ program involves TMJ care first and foremost. The first phase of the treatment program begins with relaxing the muscles in the jaw with TMJ massage and exercises. Much of the pain from TMJD comes from over-stressed muscles that can cause muscle spasming. Caring for these muscles is the first step to preventing TMJ pain. Once the jaw muscles are better the occlusion can be corrected so that there is no strain on the joints.
Without the correct TMJ care the disorder will not improve. In some cases TMJ surgery may be needed but this is done only as a last resort. TMJD can cause jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, ringing in the ears, dizziness and even insomnia. Treating the symptoms alone simply will not work and will only mask the real problem without treating it. Treating the cause of TMJD is the only way to truly cease and cure any symptoms.
Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky is an Atlanta TMJ Dentist who enjoys helping his patients find their cause of TMJ problems. Of course, you are welcome to join his family of patients to learn more about TMJ care. He offers both initial (Phase 1) TMJ treatment and can also restore the bite if a patient desires it (Phase 2). If you have a TMJ problem and would like schedule a TMJ consultation with Dr. Padolsky, please call 404-874-7428 to schedule your appointment.