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Can TMJD Go Away on Its Own?


Some 10 million Americans are believed to be affected by temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJDs. TMJD symptoms commonly include pain or tenderness of the jaw, pain in both or either of the temporomandibular joints, pain in or around the ear, pain or difficulty with chewing, and locked joints that may make opening or closing the mouth difficult and painful, among many other symptoms.

In some cases, these TMJD symptoms are temporary and may go away on their own without treatment. Proper rest and relaxation may help you ease the pain and other accompanying symptoms. But that does not mean you shouldn't see your doctor or dentist right away.

What If the Pain Doesn't Go Away?

In chronic cases in which the symptoms are recurrent, your dentist or doctor will prove very useful in nipping this painful situation in the bud.

TMJ disorder is surprisingly common, and based on your symptoms and your dentist's examination, your symptoms will likely have to be treated with neuromuscular therapy. In severe situations, surgery may be necessary.

How to Cure TMJD Permanently

Your dentist or doctor may recommend medications to treat your TMJ disorder. Unfortunately, these are mostly anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers such as prescription-strength ibuprofen, muscle relaxants to ease pain resulting from muscle spasms, or tricyclic antidepressants. These only mask symptoms, never resolving the cause of the pain.

Non-drug therapies such as those Dr. Buck performs offer a permanent solution. These may include the use of mouth guards, an oral splint or other orthotic devices. Physical therapies, such as exercises that help to stretch and strengthen the jaw muscles, can also be used as a supplement to advanced treatment provided by Dr. Buck.

TMJD Surgery

In extreme cases, your dentist or doctor may suggest surgical procedures. Dr. Buck's advanced, revolutionary treatment protocol helps many patients who may have been told by other doctors or dentists that surgery is their only option to find relief and healing without resorting to surgical options.

If you think you're experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, you can schedule a visit or contact Dr. Buck at 425-361-0968. We'll be glad to help you evaluate the best possible options to relieve your pain.

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