A common question asked by many people with TMJ is “Can TMJ go away on it’s own?”. This is asked by many TMJ patients in NYC because the condition is bothersome and get’s in the way of daily life, such as struggles with chewing food, lock jaw in the morning, and so on. Often TMJ needs to be treated by a TMJ specialist to truly find the root cause of the issue and properly address it for a long term solution.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the TMJ on each side of your head. TMJ disorders are a type of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and can cause pain in your jaw and face. Common symptoms of TMJ include jaw stiffness, jaw popping/locking, limited mouth movement, and more.
Will TMJ go away on it’s own? Does TMJ need to be treated by a doctor?
Diagnosing TMJ and understanding exactly why the TMJ occurred in a patient is very important. TMJ diagnosis is trickier than many ailments such as toothache, which is why it is very important to see a TMJ doctor like Dr. Nojan Bakhtiari who can identify your TMJ and treat it properly in his Manhattan TMJ doctors office. TMJ diagnosis occurs by examining the face and jaw, as well as X-rays and bite impressions being taken.
In some cases, TMJ symptoms like pain of the jaw can go away eventually, however this is not the case for many people. It is in reality a case by case basis. Lifestyle changes, decreased stress levels, exercise, and so on may aid in alleviation of TMJ symptoms, but solutions such as Botox injections and night guards have proved very beneficial for many suffering with TMJ.
Some of the TMJ treatments offered by Dr. Nojan in NYC are…
•Oral appliance therapy (comfortable and custom bite guards, nightguards, splints)
•Therapeutic injections like PRP and Botox
•Steroid injections jaw joint (TMJ) and associated tendons
•Compounded Topical Pain Medications and mouth rinses
•Jaw stretching exercises and physical therapy modalities
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