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What are the Treatment Options Available for TMJ?

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects many Americans. Due to joint misalignment and inflammation, sufferers of TMJ may find that they have extreme pain, clicking, and locking of the jaw joints. This pain and discomfort can radiate to a patient's neck and shoulders, and result in daily headaches. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the bottom and top jaw to allow it to open and close properly.

Many TMJ sufferers will typically visit their primary physician for more information about the problems they are experiencing. A physician can properly diagnose TMJ disorder, and may offer a few solutions to assist patients in dealing with these issues. For minor cases, physicians may just prescribe pain medications. However, there are other treatment options available through area dentists.

With a proper diagnosis of TMJ, patients can consider TMJ treatment. Spokane residents can come to Dr. Brossoit to find a more conservative, affordable treatment option. In most cases of TMJ, a dental oral appliance can assist in the relief of the annoyances that accompany this disorder.

Oral appliances help because they can assist patients in realigning their jaw to relieve any discomfort that is attributed to this disorder. These oral appliances are made with medical grade plastics that fit comfortably into the patient's mouth to assist in alleviating pain by assuring the jaw is lined up in a more effective, natural way.

The oral appliances may be worn during the day, and many patients use them at night to keep from waking up with TMJ symptoms. They are extremely easy to use and many patients enjoy the relief that they experience while using them. Dr. Brossoit, DDS offers oral appliances for patients who have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder.

They are an affordable way for patients to address the symptoms of TMJ and get back to enjoying a comfortable, healthy lifestyle that they may never have been able to experience in the past.

Call the office of Dr. Brossoit, DDS today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about the benefits that TMJ oral appliances offer for patients struggling with this condition on a daily basis.
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