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December 26, 2013

Mr. Michel Can Help With Your TMJ Pain

If you suffer from TMJ, temporomandibular joint, pain, you definitely are not alone. Millions of people suffer from TMJ pain, but they either deal with it or do not think anything will be able to help them with their pain. Luckily, Dr. Michel will be able to help you find relief in your TMJ pain.

The temporomandibular joint is located where the skill meets the lower jaw. There are many causes for TMJ pain like arthritis, teeth grinding, and the joint itself. Many people complain of earaches or are not able to fully open their mouths. When giving your treatment, the doctor may think wearing a mouth guard will help. The mouth guard helps your TMJ pain by preventing your teeth from grinding and clenching your jaw, which is very important. Dr. Michel will evaluate your jaw, and figure out the best way to give you treatment. Because every mouth is different, so should the mouthpieces. Dr. Michel will make impressions of your mouth for your customized mouth guard to be made.

Another form of treatment for TMJ pain is by performing jaw exercises. Over time, the exercises will give you the ability to control your jaw muscles, ceasing the clenching.

If you feel as though Dr. Michel is able to help you with you TMJ pain, make an appointment at our office, and begin to experience pain relief as soon as possible.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

 

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