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The temporomandibular joint disorder, which is also known as TMJ disorder, is the pain and compromised movement in the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. Fortunately, your oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Ryser and Dr. Shamo, can help you if you suffer from this disorder and bring you back to full comfort and function. Now, our dental team knows you probably have many questions about the TMJ disorder, so we’re happy to help you. We would like to give you the answers and information you’re looking for by answering these commonly asked questions:

Q: How can I relieve TMJ pain?
A: You can use home remedies to relieve your discomfort. Some home remedies include taking over-the-counter pain medications, icing or warming the jaw with heat or ice packs, and eating soft foods. For professional treatment, physical therapy, BOTOX®, mouth guards and TMJ arthroscopy surgery are available to help to relieve the pain and treat the problem.

Q: Who can treat the TMJ disorder?
A: Your dentist can help you treat the disorder as well as your primary care physician, a physical therapist and an oral and maxillofacial specialist.

Q: What are the symptoms of the TMJ disorder?
A: Typically, symptoms include jaw pain and soreness, difficulty chewing and clicking and locking of the jaw.

Do you have additional questions about the TMJ disorder in Taylorsville, Utah? If so, please contact Aspire Surgical today at 801-261-2444. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!