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Does TMD Go Away?

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The short answer is that TMD does not always go away on its own. However, there are treatments available that can help to lessen the symptoms and improve function.

TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the jaw and can cause pain in the face, neck, and shoulders. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether TMD goes away, there are a variety of treatments available that can help to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.

Orthodontic Treatment for TMD 

In some cases, orthodontic treatment can help improve the alignment of the teeth and jaw, which can help reduce TMD symptoms. This type of treatment is typically provided by an orthodontist, a dentist specializing in correcting misaligned teeth and jaws using oral appliance therapy.

Oral Appliance Therapy for TMD

Oral appliance therapy is a treatment option that can effectively alleviate TMD symptoms. This type of therapy typically involves using a mouthguard-like appliance worn during sleep. The appliance helps to position the jaw in a way that prevents teeth grinding and clenching, which can help to reduce pain and other symptoms associated with TMD.

Alleviating TMD Discomfort

There are several ways to help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with the condition. Some simple home remedies include:

  • Applying ice to the affected area
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Avoiding hard or chewy foods
  • Practicing good oral hygiene
  • Doing jaw exercises and stretches

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Contact us today at (425) 948-1875 to learn more about TMD and how we can help. We offer a consultation with Dr. Buck, during which you can ask any questions and learn more about what treatment options may be suitable for you.

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